"Lives of Great Religious Books" Launch Event

, 5:00pm –
The Bronfman Center New York University 7 E 10th Street New York, NY 10003

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the SSRC Program on Religion and the Public Sphere are delighted to host the launch of the "Lives of Great Religious Books," a new book series at Princeton University Press. Join three authors from the series in discussion about their new books with Jeremy Walton, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of Religious Studies at NYU. Donald Lopez, Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography. Martin E. Marty, Professor Emeritus of Religious History at the University of Chicago, will discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography. Vanessa Ochs, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Virginia, will discuss The Passover Haggadah: A Biography. The Lives of Great Religious Books is a new series of short volumes that recount the complex and fascinating histories of important religious texts from around the world. This event is co-sponsored by Princeton University Press and the SSRC Program on Religion and the Public Sphere.