At Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, we believe that the Christian community should be full of thoughtful readers. For this reason, we’ve created a book program called The Current Read that encourages not only our students, but others in the Orlando area, to read a book together, discussing the issues it raises and engaging the topic with the author at a “meet the author” event at the culmination of the program. Each fall, the library staff choose a thought-provoking book for the program and plan events to correspond with the reading.

2014 Current Read Selection:
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
by Dr. George M. Marsden

This book can be purchased through BrightLight Books on the RTS Orlando campus or on

Dr. George M. Marsden is the award winning author of numerous influential books and articles in the fields of history and cultural analysis, including Jonathan Edwards: A Life, The Soul of the American University, and Fundamentalism and American Culture. With degrees from Haverford College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale University, he has taught at Calvin College, Duke Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame where he is currently the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus.
In The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, Dr. Marsden explores the state of American culture and popular philosophy during the 1950s. He reappraises the debates of the time, showing how American culture continues to be shaped by the reactions of the left and the right from that era. This important book is sure to stimulate thoughtful conversation in our community.

 Author Events

   Evening Lecture & Book Signing
   Tuesday, November 4, 2014
   7:00-8:30pm  RTS Pamplin Chapel

   President’s Forum Lunch and Q&A
   Wednesday, November 5, 2014
   12:00-1:00pm RTS Fellowship Hall 
   Lunch provided with RSVP
For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Armstrong, RTSO Senior Library Assistant, at, 407-278-4483.

The Current Read was formerly known as One School • One Book. The name has been changed to better reflect the scope of the program and the desire to see others in the Orlando area join in reading with the RTS community.

Past Books


To Change the World
James D. Hunter

A Secular Faith
Darryl Hart

Real Sex
Lauren Winner

Eat This Book
Eugene Peterson

The Truth in All Its Glory
William Edgar