Books and Bridges' Sacred Texts Series: The New Testament
As part of Books and Bridges' religious literacy project, Thomas Wayment, Professor of Classics at Brigham Young University, will discuss the collection of early Christian writings known as the New Testament. As a translator of the text, he will examine the radical nature of the Good News, probe the resistance of a small community against Roman society, and address the scripture’s lasting influence on the world of ethics and ideas. A Q&A and refreshments will follow. The lecture is free, open to the public, and made possible by a grant from Utah Humanities.
This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.
Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.