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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Award-Winning Author, Speaker and Independent Scholar, Diana Butler Bass Coming to Nashville!

“I am an author who explores the dimensions of religion and spirituality in today’s world. I write books, columns, and blogs, all aimed to help people understand faith both analytically and personally.

I am a teacher and speaker working to educate both people of faith and the general public about the importance, the depth, and the complexity of religion and spirituality in history, culture, and political life.

I am a person of faith, a Christian, who attempts to live the generative, inviting, inclusive, and transforming practices at the heart of Christianity that can heal the world.”

Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books including Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. Currently a Chabraja Fellow with the Seabury NEXT project at Seabury Western Theological Seminary, Diana regularly consults with religious organizations, leads conferences for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She blogs at The Huffington Post and Patheos and regularly comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. 

Diana Butler Bass has spent her career teaching and engaging audiences with her vast knowledge of history, culture and the politics of religion. Help us welcome her to the 2013 Festival of Homiletics and be prepared to be enlightened.

Diana Butler Bass: "A People's History of Faith" from 30goodminutes/day1.org

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