Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga Jr. joins Austin to discuss one of the most celebrated novels in American history, The Grapes of Wrath. The pair discuss the ability of John Steinbeck’s novel to comment on systemic corruption and evil in the American dream during the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: 

Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Neal Plantinga:

Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga, Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary. Neal was Dean of the Chapel from 1996 to 2001 at Calvin University and served as professor (1979-1996) and president (2001-2011) at Calvin Theological Seminary. He writes for the Worship Institute and participates in its major events as a speaker or as a host for other speakers.

Learn more about Neal Plantinga