Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA
On Writing about the Good Book’s Oddities
The Bible is a really weird book, no matter what a person believes or doesn’t, according to biblical scholar Kristin Swenson. Author of Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time, Dr. Swenson will discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and promise of writing a forthcoming book (Oxford University Press) that concerns what’s weird about—and in—the Bible.
In the process, she’ll talk about writing as an academic for a nonspecialist audience on a topic of frequently impassioned interest. And she’ll show some of the highlights of her research for this book. Like, Moses, what’s with the horns?
This talk is free and open to the public. A casual lunch will be provided.