Noted Reformed Theologian and Intellectual Historian Carl Trueman Joins EPPC

August 3, 2021

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that theologian and intellectual historian Carl Trueman has joined as a fellow in the Evangelicals in Civic Life Program. Trueman is the author of the best-selling, award-winning 2020 book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to the Sexual Revolution. A concise version of his argument, Strange New World, is due to be published in February 2022, with a foreword authored by EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson.

Trueman’s work at EPPC will focus on helping civic leaders and policy makers better understand the deep roots of our current cultural malaise. In addition to his work on the intellectual foundations of expressive individualism and the sexual revolution, Trueman has had a longstanding interest in Marxist theory and he is currently working on a book examining the origins of critical theory in the western Marxist tradition of the early twentieth century. He will remain a professor at Grove City College.

Click here to read his full bio.

Praise for Carl Trueman

“No one is producing finer scholarship to help the church better understand the historical moment in which we find ourselves than Carl Trueman. Bringing Carl to EPPC will give him regular access to policy makers and other civic leaders who need to benefit from his immense learning. I was honored Carl asked me to write the foreword to his new book, and I look forward to getting it in all the right hands.”

 —Ryan T. Anderson, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

“I’ve admired Carl Trueman’s thought and writings for many years.  He’s a man of exceptional faith, intellect, and good will; strong in his convictions, but also skilled at reaching across divisions to build common cause on matters of broad Christian concern.  He’s an outstanding addition to the EPPC community of scholars.”  

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

“Carl Trueman is one of America’s premier public intellectuals. His appointment at the Ethics and Public Policy Center is proof that Ryan Anderson is assembling a team of outstanding talent and courageous conviction. This is good news indeed.”  

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“I’m elated that Carl Trueman is joining the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The heart and soul of EPPC is a cultural project; and Carl is a studied expert in the relationship of ideas to culture. Quite frankly, there is no one I’d trust more to help me understand the cultural moment we’re in than Carl. I’ve known him as a friend, and now I’m overjoyed to call him a colleague, too.”  

Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

“Carl Trueman is a treasured friend and one of the finest Christian scholars I’ve met in my career.  It’s a delight to have him as an EPPC colleague.”  

Francis X. Maier, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

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