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Sep 12, 2023

The Subversive Power of the Sexual Revolution

The Subversive Power of the Sexual Revolution

Carl Trueman and Hamza Yusuf participate in a Renovatio public conversation about the modern self that examines both the philosophical origins and the impact of the subversive sexual revolution we are witnessing today. Watch Carl Trueman's opening remarks here.

Hamza Yusuf serves as president of Zaytuna College. In addition to teaching several subjects in Zaytuna’s curriculum, he has authored encyclopedia entries, academic papers, and articles on Muslim bioethics, legal theory, abortion, and many other topics. His books and translations include The Content of Character: Ethical Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad; The Prayer of the Oppressed; The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi; Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms, and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart; and Caesarean Moon Births: Calculations, Moon Sighting, and the Prophetic Way. He is a member of the Supreme Fatwa Council serving under his mentor, Shaykh Abdallah b. Bayyah, and serves as vice president for the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, an international initiative which seeks to address the root causes that can lead to radicalism and militancy. He holds licentia docendi in several Islamic subjects, a BA in Religious Studies, and a PhD in North and West African intellectual history.

Carl R. Trueman is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, which highlights the long-standing historical changes in the culture and thinking of the West that led to modern sexual ethics.