PJ’s Book Club is scheduled to meet and discuss Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life on the evening of Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (note this date change!) in the Center for Ministry at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m. (You can currently obtain a copy through Amazon, local bookstores or the Contra Costa County Library.)
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a 2018 book by Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan Peterson. The book probes a series of abstract ethical principles about life influenced by and based on biology, literature, religion, myths, clinical experience and scientific research. It topped bestseller lists in Canada, the U.S. and the UK, and has sold upwards of two million copies. While 12 Rules for Life was well-received and much-publicized when initially released, it (and its author) have since become the target of many critical reviews. In fact, The New Yorker magazine recently asked of Peterson, “How did a once obscure academic become the Internet’s most revered — and reviled — intellectual?”
Rather than deferring to others, we’ll seek to decide for ourselves whether Peterson effectively makes his case — and we’ll seek to decide for ourselves the extent to which he is to be feared.
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