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Listen to WAMC's Roundtable (wamc.org or 90.1/90.9 FM) on Friday, March 7, at 11:10 a.m., to hear Bruce Chilton discuss his book, Abraham's Curse. On Saturday and Sunday you can attend book signings at Merritt Books in Red Hook and Millbrook, respectively. (Click here for further details and reviews of Abraham's Curse)

On Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Olin Hall, Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, and Bruce Chilton debate religion in America, during a forum presented by the Bard Political Union. For additional information, e-mail as124@bard.edu.

An appreciative letter from a reader of Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography concludes with some searching questions. I thought it would be helpful for me to answer them here, so we in the Institute can all benefit from them. With the author’s permission, I reproduce the letter, and then gather his questions, summarizing them for my reply. (Click here to continue)


The seminar, "Archaeology and the History and Religion of Ancient Israel," offered for IAT members continues on March 13-14.Copresented by the Biblical Archaeology Society, the Institute is welcomes William Dever, world-renowned archaeologist and author of Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?, to the Bard campus for this free member seminar. Details about Professor Dever and the program are posted online: click here.

During Professor Dever's visit and during the three-day April conference on the "Golden Rule in the Religions of the World," the Institute would welcome volunteers to help greet people during the sessions and also help guide participants around campus. We wish to thank Courtney Roberts for her kindness in volunteering on during the first week of Professor Dever's seminar. Please advise if you would also be able to help, by e-mailing iat@bard.edu or calling the office at 845-758-7279. Thank you!

If you would like to renew your membership online, please visit the website www.bard.edu/giving and note that this is for IAT membership. Or if you prefer to mail in your renewal, a printable form is located online, just click here for further information (see column below for additional member benefits).


Note: The graduate seminar with Bruce Chilton offered by Wisdom University previously posted here has been postponed. Once rescheduled we will send out notice to everyone. Thank you for your interest.

A detailed schedule for the three-day conference, The Golden Rule in the Religions of the World (April 15-17), is available. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. (Click here for details)

For those of you who would like to read and research reference materials of the 1st-century, the Center for James will be open on Monday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Center is located in the basement of Village Dorm A. Please e-mail Rebecca Fanning to confirm at  rf822@bard.edu.

Events submitted by members and friends of the Institute.

Many members and friends of the Institute have begun e-mailing us their events. We've created a page for these that you can view. (click here for details)

If you would like to share news of your organizations events with fellow members and friends of the IAT, e-mail the details to iat@bard.edu.

Let us know if there are any topics of interest you would like to share or, indeed, hear more about in this format. Please e-mail your comments and suggestions to iat@bard.edu.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any friends who you think may find it of interest.

Seminar continues on March 12 and 13, offered to IAT members by Professor William Dever, world-renowned archaeologist and author of Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? (details)

This spring the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton offers a series of lectures on the topic, "Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God." These will meet on Wednesdays, through March 12. Make your reservation today! (details and previous notes)

Bard College President Leon Botstein and Bruce Chilton debate the topic 'Religion in America,' in a forum presented by the Bard Political Union. Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Olin Hall.

This spring the Institute offers a three-day conference exploring the way the Golden Rule is interpreted in world religions. Organized by Professors Chilton and Neusner, the conference is begins on Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17.(more)

Bard Chaplaincy Events
Join the Bard Chaplaincy in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents on Sundays at 11:00 a.m., for Catholic Mass at Bard College, a celebration that brings together people of diverse backgrounds, hopes and life experiences and  Evensong-- a multitude of candles, a celebration of light--is offered every Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Services are offered on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Beit Shalom-Salaam (basement of Village Dorm A).
Special Discounts Available for
IAT Members
Bard's Stevenson Library offers IAT members a 20% discount of the annual Community Membership. Just present your 2008 IAT member card at the information desk to receive this discount.
Current IAT members may receive a discount from selected programs at Miriam's Well. For additional information and discounted registration, e-mail info@miriamswell.org.

Mirabai of Woodstock offers current IAT members a 10% discount on all purchases (excluding workshop fees). Mirabai is located at 23 Mill Road in Woodstock. See current events at Mirabai.





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