One-Day Seminar: The Bible in American Political Rhetoric hosted by Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Explore the recurring use of Biblical allusions, tropes, and types as ways of shaping and understanding American public life from the colonial era through the present day. Original documents considered include speeches and letters from Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama, and others. Themes explored include the meaning of the Exodus narrative to the Puritans and the African-American church; Biblical justification of pacifism, civil disobedience, and even revolution.
Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early March 2020. Click here to register.