Puget Sound English Department

November 18, 2009

Ancient Texts at the Coffee House Tonight

Filed under: Events on Campus,Lectures/Presentations/Debates — O. @ 5:33 pm

Those affiliated with the Humanities program have written us with the following information:

“In the eighteenth-century coffeehouse, critical inquiry extended to Newtonian science, social systems, and, among other things, the Bible: how reliable was it as a historical witness? Given recent developments in archival and archaeological work, what questions should we, today, bring to the collection of political, religious, and literary documents that we call the Bible? How has it influenced our thought and our literature? How does it still influence us in what is considered a post-Biblical age?
The event will take place on Weds., November 18, from 5-6 p.m., at the Humanities House (3602 N. 14th; the corner of 14th/Union). It will feature a brief, informal presentation followed by the opportunity for wide-ranging conversation with our speaker. Please join us for coffee, tea, treats, and intellectual conviviality.”

Specifically, Professor of English Florence Sandler will speak on “How Do the Ancient Texts Hold Up?”

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