The Museum of the Bible: Whose Bible?

September 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room Map

The Museum of the Bible opened in 2017 and features exhibits on the narrative, history, and impact of the Bible. It quickly became one of the most talked about museums in Washington, DC, particularly with regard to its major donor, the Hobby Lobby Company, the craft store chain behind the Supreme Court case that upheld the right of employers to claim religious accommodations about providing health insurance coverage for certain kinds of contraception.

This panel of religious scholars and contributing authors to The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction (2019) will discuss the museum's history and its recent efforts to attract audiences beyond its mostly white evangelical Christian base. The discussion will also explore more broadly why the Bible continues to loom large within the national consciousness and in public debates on social justice.

Lunch will be served. 

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