Westar Institute – home of the Jesus Seminar – invites members of the general public into conversation with scholars of religion at national and regional events throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for scholars to discuss questions that matter about religion with people from diverse backgrounds and interests. You can browse events by speaker below.
Fall 2015 season details forthcoming - check back soon for more speakers!
Harvey G. Cox, Jr. is Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. Described by Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of the Church’s most creative thinkers, he is a prolific author, renowned scholar, and revered teacher whose course on God and Money was the most subscribed at Harvard Divinity School in fall 2014. His many books include Secular City(1965), selected by the University of Marburg as one of the most influential books of Protestant theology in the twentieth century, How to Read the Bible (2014),The Future of Faith (2009), and When Jesus Came to Harvard (2004). In 2014, he received the Yale University Alumni Award for Distinction in Theological Education.
Atlanta, Georgia: "How to Read the Bible" (Fall 2015 National Meeting)
Jack Miles (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies with the University of California at Irvine and Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy. A writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, Miles is the author of several books, including GOD: A Biography, winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1996, and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, which led to his being named a MacArthur Fellow for the years 2003–2007. Most recently he served as the general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Religions (2014).
Atlanta, Georgia: "If Jesus is God, which God is he?" (Fall 2015 National Meeting)