2019 LCFS Spring Symposium

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  • Event:
  • Start:
  • The Bible in America
  • May 9th at 9:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • Venue:
  • Address:
  • Lutheran Child and Family Services
  • 1525 N. Ritter Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219

The Bible is the best selling book every year, but what role does it play in the life of Americans? The Bible is revered by many, but read by fewer. Does it maintain its relevance as it once did? What are the views of Americans that shape how they see and use this sacred text? These questions and more will be discussed at our Spring symposium on May 9th at 9am with Dr. Peter J. Thuesen, Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI.



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Peter J Thuesen is Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, co-editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, and Director of Humanities Research in the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. From 2009 to 2015, he chaired IUPUIā€™s Department of Religious Studies. A historian of American religion and the Christian tradition, he is currently at work on Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather (under contract with Oxford University Press). He is also co-editor (with Philip Goff and Arthur E. Farnsley II) of The Bible in American Life (Oxford, 2017). Educated at Princeton University (Ph.D., M.A.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), he previously taught at Tufts University and at Yale Divinity School.