VFH fellow Kristin Swenson talks about the Bible

While a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Swenson published Bible Babel hoping to address the lack of dispassionate and solid information about the world'd best best seller. This free, lunchtime talk, which ranges from Bible Babel to Babylon and back again, touches on the Bible's journey from ancient origins still cloaked in mystery to its application, both religious and secular, today. In the process, Swenson and the audience will ponder together the diverse ways that people talk about the Bible today, and what if anything Babylon has to do with it all.

Kristin Swenson, Ph.D., is the author of three books, most recently Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time. Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, she lives in Charlottesville where she is presently at work on a biography of Cyrus II (the Great), founder of the Persian Empire.

Location: Charlottesville City Council Chambers  City Hall 605 E. Main St.