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Jacques Berlinerblau is an Associate Professor and Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at the School of Foreign Service. Berlinerblau has published on a wide variety of issues ranging from the composition of the Hebrew Bible, the sociology of heresy, and modern Jewish intellectuals, to African-American and Jewish-American relations, and anti- and philo-Semitism. He has published three books, including The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (2005), and Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics (2008). Berlinerblau is also a participant in the On Faith website sponsored by Newsweek and the Washington Post. He holds doctorates in ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, and in Sociology.