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Conference on The Bible in American Life

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Conference on The Bible in American Life

The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture will host the Conference on the Bible in American Life at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, August 6-8, 2014. The Conference is the culmination of the Center’s three-year study of how Americans use the Bible in their daily lives, outside religious services. In addition to sixteen sessions, the conference will include a public plenary talk by noted historian Mark Noll on “The Bible: Then and Now.”

The Conference will offer analyses of the Bible in daily life that complement the three-year study. Talks by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and seminary professors will help to put today’s situation in its broader context.

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Seating for the Conference is limited and advance registration is required. Registration by July 22 is $50; after July 22 it is $70.

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The Sheraton City Centre Hotel is located in downtown Indianapolis. Please contact the hotel directly at 317-635-2000 or visit its website for room information.

On Thursday evening, August 7, noted historian Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame will deliver the public plenary address at Christ Church Cathedral, 125 Monument Circle, at 7:30 p.m. Registration for this keynote talk is not required.