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Lives of Great Religious Books

Story imageIn honor of the innovative new book series by the Princeton University Press.  Panelists are Donald S. Lopez. Jr., author of the biography of The Tibetan Book of the Dead; Martin Marty, author of the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison; and Vanessa Ochs, author of the forthcoming biography of the Haggadah. 

Location: Frist 302

Date/Time: 03/25/11 at 3:00 pm - 03/25/11 at 4:30 pm

The discussion will focus on a new series of short volumes from Princeton University Press that recount the complex and fascinating histories of important religious texts from around the world. Written for general readers by leading authors and experts, these books examine the historical origins of texts from the great religious traditions, and trace how their reception, interpretation, and influence have changed--often radically--over time. Authors Donald Lopez, Jr., Martin Marty, and Vanessa Ochs, with Princeton Professor Eric Gregory, will examine how all great religious books are living things whose careers in the world can take the most unexpected turns.

Category: Panel Discussion

Department: Co-sponsored events