September 9-10, 2012, Duke University
The Bible in the Public Square will be a unique 2-day conference with experts speaking to the role of the Bible in everything from Public Schools and American Politics, to the Middle East and popular culture.
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Experts say Bible has Enduring Role in American Life
Read all about our recent conference: The Bible in the Public Square, in which experts from around North America came together to discuss the roll of the Bible in American life.
Scholars Examine Bible's Role in American Politics
Organizers Eric and Carol Meyers discuss the Bible in the Public Square conference - why they selected the date that they did, and what the conference hopes to achieve.
Jacques Berlinerblau asks "Why So Little Religious Politicking in This Presidential Election?"
Bible in the Public Square opening speaker, Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown University), discusses the lack of what he terms "Faith and Values campaigning" in the current presidential election campaign.
John Fea: On the Road With Christian America
Professor John Fea (Messiah College), who will present a paper entitled: "Does America Have a Biblical Heritage?" at the 2012 Bible in the Public Square Conference, discusses what many Americans think about the founding of the United States.
Melissa Rogers: Obama and the Two Types of Marriage
Conference presenter Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University Divinity School, discusses Obama's distinction between civil marriage and religious marriage, and the tenor of the debate surrounding the issue of same-sex marriages.