Upcoming Conference on the Bible in American Life



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By Chris Cantwell

The Bible in American Life Conference
August 6-8, 2014
IUPUI's Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Indianapolis, IN

Many of you may have seen this announcement come across the wire last month, but for those who haven't IUPUI's Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is hosting a conference in early August on the Bible in American Life. The gathering is the culmination of a three-year study the Center undertook to document how Americans encounter and use the Bible in their daily lives. In March the Center released the results of one of the first large-scale surveys of American Bible usage. The conference is intended to build upon the report by contextualizing its results with contemporary and historical scholarship.

The Center just released the program for the conference, and it looks like it will be a fascinating series of conversations. The programs is admirably diverse, featuring scholars from a number of disciplines as well as other communities who are invested in this discussion. Historians and sociologists will be presenting alongside theologians and even representatives of the American Bible Society. The whole thing will be capped off with a plenary address by Mark Noll.

More information, as well as registration rates, can be found here. Hope to see you there!

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