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Should The Bible Inform U.S. Law?

This week the second of the two major political parties in the United States is gathering to hold their annual convention to nominate a candidate for the presidency.  At both conventions one of the topics under discussion is the role religion plays in our life and our politics.  Should the Bible inform U.S. lawn?

ImageThat’s the question Pamela Eisenbaum asks in this video from Living the Questions.  Dr. Eisenbaum is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Iliff School of Theology.  One of four Jewish New Testament scholars teaching in Christian theological schools, she is pioneering a new Jewish look at Paul.  Her latest book is “Paul Was Not a Christian.” 

“LtQ Clips” offer thought-provoking observations and comments on spirituality and religion from prominent authors, scholars, and thinkers. These excerpts from “Living the Questions” curriculum are designed to spark conversation in questioning the dominant pop theology of Christian orthodoxy.


  1. Karen on September 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I can’t wait to read your book on Paul. Paul’s character is quite different that most other characters in the Bible, including after he “found God.” As for law and religion, definitely should not mix. However, if one is spiritually moved to vote one way or another, then so be it. But this is a one on one relationship, not a push from the pulpit.

  2. Mike on September 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm


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