Museum of the Bible to Host One-Time Symposium: ‘The Bible and America’s Founders’ Featuring Prominent Scholars, Authors

Published: Feb 7, 2018

Posted In: Press Releases

Lectures to Examine the Bible’s Role in the Political and Social Culture of the 18th Century and its Influence on America’s Independence

WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible will present “The Bible and America’s Founders,” a half-day symposium at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

As part of the one-time event, each lecture will examine different aspects of the individual lives of the leaders who shaped America’s beginnings, as well as the country’s overall political and spiritual ethos during the years leading up to and following America’s independence. “The Bible and America’s Founders” is appropriate for all audiences, ages and knowledge levels, from experts in American history to beginners who are simply intellectually curious.

The half-day symposium will feature distinguished scholars whose celebrated research centers upon the intersection of American politics, law and religion:

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Ph.D. – Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University. He is the author or editor of 10 books, including Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State (New York University Press, 2002) and, most recently, Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2017).

James P. Byrd, Ph.D. – Chair of the Graduate Department of Religion and associate professor of American Religious History at Vanderbilt University. His latest book is Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D. – Distinguished professor of History at Baylor University. He is the author of books including Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale University Press, 2017).

WHAT: “The Bible and America’s Founders” One-Day Lecture Event

WHERE: Museum of the Bible 400 4th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Museum of the Bible TICKETS: Tickets are $25 for general admission and free for members and to students with a valid ID. You can purchase tickets for this event here.

Many visitors have already toured Museum of the Bible since the doors opened to the public in November 2017. Timed tickets to the 430,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Museum of the Bible are available for guests for both general admission and group reservations. Tickets are required for entry, are limited and are available at: https://www.museumofthebible.org/tickets

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About Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Making its grand opening to the public in November 2017, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world.

Website | www.museumofthebible.org  Twitter | @museumofBible

 


Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.

Website | museumoftheBible.org Twitter | @museumofBible