Religion and the Public Intellectual in America

Wednesday, May 2, 2007, 7:00 p.m.


Moderator:

Professor Alan Mittleman
Director, Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, and professor of Jewish Philosophy, JTS

Panelists:

Professor Arnold M. Eisen
Chancellor–elect, JTS

Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain
Laura Spellman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School

Dr. Os Guinness
Scholar and author

Rev. Richard John Neuhaus
Editor-in-Chief, First Things

Throughout American history, religious intellectuals have played an important role in shaping public debate and informing the nation's conscience. What is the role of religious public intellectuals in America today? What should it be? A panel of leading religious public intellectuals will speak about their own work and explore these questions.

Cosponsored by The Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, and the journal SOCIETY.

All programs will be held at The Jewish Theological Seminary,
3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), NYC

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call (212) 280-6093.

Please arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to each program to allow sufficient time for registration, and please have photo ID available.