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The Rise and Fall of the Bible: Evangelical Capitalism, the Digital Revolution, and the Twilight of
Start Date: 2/27/2014Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/27/2014End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Dr. Timothy Beal
The Florence Harkness Professor of Religion
Case Western Reserve University
Journey back to early Christianity to explore how a bunch of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar Bible business is selling down its sacred capital. Today, in the twilight of print book culture and the dawn of the digital era, the Bible is undergoing another revolution -- one that will be as big as Gutenberg. It's the “end of ‘the Word’ as we know it.” Instead of attempting to protect and preserve our iconic "Good Book," Beal sees this crisis as an opportunity to rediscover “the Bible after the Bible,” not as a rock but a river, and not as a book of answers but a library of questions.

Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies

Location Information:
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: (503) 370-6255
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: April Miller
Phone: 503.370.6920
Email: cmiller@willamette.edu
Timothy Beal
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free
Event Sponsor(s):
Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology
George H. Atkinson Chair for Religion and Ethical Studies

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