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The Civil War and Sacred Ground: Moral Reflections on War

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In the years leading up to the American Civil War, theologians, preachers, and devout church goers searched the Bible to discern God’s position on slavery. Should have been obvious, right? Not according to Notre Dame professor Mark A. Noll, whose research shows that “the remedy that finally solved the question of how to interpret the Bible was recourse to arms.” The Raven Foundation is partnering with the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College to bring you this event exploring questions of Biblical interpretation, then and now. Using a format combining lectures, dramatic readings, Q&A, and small group discussion, this conference is for anyone interested in Civil War history and the use of the Bible to answer contemporary social and political questions.

Registration is recommended for this event. The prepaid cost is $35 for the entire conference, $15 for Friday night only, and $25 for Saturday only. All events are free to students with a valid student ID and pre-registration. Prices at the door are: $40 for the entire conference, $20 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only $30, and $5 for students.

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