Elson Lecture: Bruce Feiler, America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
When America has experienced hard times, it has often turned to the story of Moses for direction, inspiration, and hope. The Pilgrims quoted his tale; Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal; and Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnation. As many people face a national unease, author Bruce Feiler believes Moses again points the way. Feiler visits the island where the Pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, retraces the Underground Railroad, along which Go Down, Moses was a slave anthem, and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments. America's Prophet is an original work of history that will change how you view America, faith, and the future.
Bruce Feiler is the host of the acclaimed PBS series "Walking the Bible" and is the New York Times-bestselling author of seven books, including Walking the Bible and Abraham. He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and a contributing editor to Gourmet and Parade. He lives in New York City with his wife and twin daughters.
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Support: The Elson Lectures feature scholarly addresses by our nation’s prominent historians and are made possible with generous funding from Ambassador and Mrs. Edward Elson. This lecture is presented in partnership with Decatur Book Festival.