The Printed Word of God?

Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Linder Lounge

Cost: Individual tickets: $20.00, Ticket bought as a pair: $30.00, Tickets (series of 4 lectures) Individual price: $60.00, Tickets (series of 4 lectures) bought as a pair: $90.00

Lessons from the Age of Print

Presented by: Rev. John Fanestil, Ph.D.

For centuries, print material has been used by Christians not just for reading, but for singing, praying, teaching, worshiping, meditating and more.  Across these centuries, advances in print technology made print material more and more available to even humble people, such that many Christians came to equate the (printed) Bible with the (living) Word of God.  But what does this mean for the future of the Bible now that print is falling out of favor, especially with younger generations?

John Fanestil is the Pastor of Faith Cultivation at First UMC San Diego. He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, writing about the central role played by print material in early American life.


How Communications Technologies – Past and Present – Change the Way Christians Experience and Interpret the Bible

Days:  Mondays, February 12, March 12, April 9, & May 21, 2018. 
Times:  7 – 8:30 pm
Location:  Linder Lounge

Register for this lecture only: $20/ per ticket or $30/pair purchased together.  The Printed Word of God?

Register for the whole series and save! Tuition for Series of All Four Lectures: $60/individual, $90/pair.  All 4 Lectures

What does the rise of the internet mean for the future of the Bible in America? After an opening lecture from John Fanestil on the history of the Bible as a printed book, guest lecturers Stephen Goforth, Luke Winslow and Elizabeth Drescher will reflect on how foundational forms of modern media – radio, television and the internet – have changed the way Christians experience and interpret their sacred scriptures.   How does the “medium” through which it is communicated affect the “message” of the gospel?  Along the way, each scholar will consider the question: “Can the Bible survive the internet?”



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