Books & Bridges: Featuring Kristin Matthews

Feb 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges discussion series. On Thursday, February 22, at 6:30 PM, we welcome David Bokovoy as he speaks on "The Hebrew Prophets on Social Justice."

David Bokovoy, Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies at Utah State University, will discuss the writings of the Old Testament prophets through the lens of social justice. He will show how these individuals advocated for the poor, the disadvantaged, and those pushed to the margins of social life. The Hebrew prophets were concerned not only with religious doctrine but also with the way society is constructed. They challenged entrenched authority — both secular and ecclesiastical — and provided a model for future prophetic voices. A Q&A session and refreshments will follow.

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.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Event Contact:

Nathan Nielson
(801) 403-9631