News Release: Events, Religion and Ethics

Oct. 21,  2008

Rabbi Wolpe to Address 'Why Faith Matters'

WHAT: Talk and book signing by Rabbi David J. Wolpe, author of the bestseller, "Why Faith Matters"

WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

WHERE: Emory Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

ADMISSION: Free

INFORMATION: www.ethics.emory.edu, 404-727-1179

BACKGROUND:

In the last few years, a host of books have suggested that God is an illusion and religion is a dangerous myth. In response to this movement, known as "the new atheism," Rabbi David Wolpe offers a thought-provoking look at faith and history, faith and science, and the way faith functions in the world. His newest book, "Why Faith Matters," is a powerful argument for the place of God, religion and faith in today's world.  

David Wolpe is a senior rabbi at the Sinai Temple of Los Angeles. He has previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and Hunter College in New York, and currently teaches at UCLA. He is the author of six previous books, including the national bestseller, "Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times." Earlier this year Newsweek magazine named him the #1 pulpit rabbi in America.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

SPONSORS: Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University Department of Religion, Emory University Graduate Division of Religion, Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, and the Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement.

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