We are thrilled to welcome David Zahl back to Birmingham as he tours for his latest book, Low Anthropology: The Unlikely Key to a Gracious View of Others (and Yourself). He will give a presentation at Cranmer House (2814 Linden Ave) on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. Please register at the link below to let us know you’re coming.
Copies of Low Anthropology will be available for purchase at our bookstore, as well as at Cranmer House during the event.
About Low Anthropology
Many of us spend our days feeling like we’re the only one with problems, while everyone else has their act together. But the sooner we realize that everyone struggles like we do, the sooner we can show grace to ourselves and others.
In Low Anthropology, popular author and pastor David Zahl explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendship, work, marriage, and politics. We all go through life with an “anthropology”—an idea about what humans are like, our potentials and our limitations. A high anthropology—thinking optimistically about human nature—can breed perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, and resentment. Meanwhile, Zahl invites readers into a biblically rooted and life-giving low anthropology, which fosters hope, deep connection with others, lasting love, vulnerability, compassion, and happiness.
Zahl offers a liberating view of human nature, sin, and grace, showing why the good news of Christianity is both urgent and appealing. By embracing a more accurate view of human beings, readers will discover a lasting hope for others—and themselves.