The Evolution of God
Is our people's God jealous of your people's God? Should religion unite us or divide us? Is our view of your God driven by theology, or is it shaped by whether we want to trade with you or take your land? Why can't we all just get along, anyway? These questions are as universal and as timeless as, well, God... and are at the heart of Robert Wright's new authoritative yet irreverent book, The Evolution of God. Please join New America's Bernard Schwartz Fellows program to celebrate our senior fellow's evolution (Bob's, that is) over wine and cheese and a spirited talk about the birth and growth of the Abrahamic God - and why his best years may lie ahead (God's, that is). David Plotz, the editor of Slate magazine who blogged his way through the Bible and authored Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, will be the evening's interlocutor.