January events at The Regulator
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, “Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good” (Book Launch)
Thursday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove for a reading and signing of his new book, Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good.
In Revolution of Values, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove explores how religious culture wars have misrepresented Christianity at the expense of the poor, and how listening to marginalized communities can help us hear God's call to love and justice in the world. He highlights people on the frontlines of issues ranging from immigration policy and voting rights to women's rights and environmental stewardship. Through these narratives, we encounter a recovery of values that upholds the dignity of all people. Rediscover hope for faithful public witness that serves the common good.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, preacher, and moral activist. He and his wife, Leah, founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality in Durham, North Carolina. Wilson-Hartgrove is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including Reconstructing the Gospel, The Third Reconstruction, Strangers at My Door, Common Prayer, The Awakening of Hope, The Wisdom of Stability, The New Monasticism, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers.
Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good, 9780830845934, IVP Press
Community & Scholars: E. Patrick Johnson, “Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women,” with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes E. Patrick Johnson for a reading and signing of his new book, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. Johnson will be joined in conversation by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, who wrote the introduction. This event is co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.
E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. Combining oral history with magical realism and poetry, Honeypot is an engaging and moving book that reveals the complexity of identity while offering a creative method for scholarship to represent the lives of other people in a rich and dynamic way.
E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author and editor of several books, most recently No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Theory, also published by Duke Press.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is Visiting Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota and author of M Archive and Spill, both also published by Duke Press.
Honeypot, 9781478006534, Duke University Press
Charles Clotfelter, “Big-Time Sports in American Universities,” in conversation with Barry Jacobs and Dan Kane
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Duke Professor Charles Clotfelter for a reading and signing of his new book, “Big-Time Sports in American Universities.” Clotfelter will be joined by journalists Barry Jacobs and Dan Kane to discuss the challenges that commercialized sports pose for universities.
Although it has been a feature of American universities for a century or more, big-time sports has little connection with the traditional aims of universities - research, teaching, and service. Drawing on recent scandals on large-scale college campuses and updates on several high-profile court cases, in Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Clotfelter brings clear economic analysis to the variety of problems that sports raise for university and public policy, providing the basis for the continuation of constructive conversations about the value of big-time sports in higher education.
Charles T. Clotfelter is Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Law at Duke, where he has taught since 1979.
Barry Jacobs is a freelance journalist and writer.. He served for 20 years on the Orange County Board of Commissioners and is currently working on several novels.