Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Campus visit by author Charlotte Gordon

From: Lubar Institute
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 2:50 PM
 Dear Friends of LISAR:


The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions (LISAR) delights to announce that award-winning writer Charlotte Gordon, author of The Woman who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little, Brown, 2009), will visit campus on Monday, October 22, 2012 as the Fifth Annual Thering Fellow.


As part of her fellowship, Ms. Gordon will deliver the public lecture "In Her Steps: A Christian Follows Hagar to Abraham" at 7:30 p.m. in the Fluno Center Auditorium, as well as lead a more intimate, small-group conversation over lunch earlier in the day. Her visit affords a rare opportunity to get an informed perspective on the importance of Sarah and Hagar in the stories about Abraham.  In order to make the most of her time on campus, the Institute is encouraging potential attendees to read the book in advance of her visit.  We also hope that well-established book groups, including those connected with area houses of worship, will consider assigning The Woman who Named God as their September or October reading.


Sari Judge (, LISAR's Assistant to the Director, can arrange to have books ordered for your group and provide discussion questions.   She can also help match individual readers with existing book groups if they are interested. More details about both the lecture and the small-group conversation opportunity will be forwarded in the next few weeks.


LISAR is incredibly excited to have an author of Charlotte Gordon's caliber at UW-Madison to share her unique take on the Abraham narratives in Genesis.  We welcome you to get involved with her visit.



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