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Museum of the Bible to Host Symposium on the Bible’s Role in American History

Published: Sep 16, 2019

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Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- At a time when Bibles are gradually disappearing from hotel room drawers, and the place of biblical symbols in our public spaces has come into question, Americans do well to remember the vital role the Bible has played in American history. From the movement for American independence to the abolition movement, from the women's suffrage movement to the civil rights movement, biblical witness has been indispensable. What is it about the Bible that inspires and facilitates social change? To what extent might a decline in biblical witness pose a threat to American cohesiveness and progress? Museum of the Bible, in conjunction with Baylor University’s Robert P. George Initiative on Faith, Ethics, and Public Policy is sponsoring an evening symposium on the role of biblical witness in American history.


WHAT: Dinner symposium on the role of biblical witness in American history

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of the Bible

              400 4th Street SW

              Washington, D.C. 20024


  • Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University
  • Dr. Eugene F. Rivers, Pastor at Azusa Christian Community Center
  • Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel
  • Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, Professor of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University
  • Dr. Sarah Borden, Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College



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