Free Discussion and Book Signing: Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today’s Politics with Georgetown Prof. Berlinerblau

I have been coming across some great lecture events recently. The reason why I started this blog is because I would (and still do) spend hours looking for events in Dallas, and I wanted to share them with people like you who want to get out of their house and do/learn/see something!

This is an event I found tonight on the Art&Seek website. While I have never heard of Berlinblau, I found his bio, read some of his blog (this isn't to say I agree with everything he says), and have found myself interested to hear what he has to say about how the Bible influences policy.

The event will be at Legacy Books in Plano on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 7:30pm. Professor Jacques Berlinerblau of Georgetown University will be discussing his latest book, Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Politics.

[From Wikipedia]
Jacques Berlinerblau is associate professor and Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has doctorates in Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature (from NYU) and theoretical sociology (from the New School for Social Research).

He writes the blog The God Vote, an exploration of the role of faith in the 2008 U.S. presidential race, for Newsweek's On Faith website. A nonbeliever himself, he also has written articles critical of the "New Atheism" movement.

Berlinerblau is also the author of Heresy in the University: The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibilities of American Intellectuals (1999, Rutgers University Press) and The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (2005, Cambridge University Press).

Legacy Books
7300 Dallas Pkwy, Suite A120
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 972-398-9888

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