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Elaine Pagels and Mel Konner: This I Now Know; In This I Now Hope

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us March 6 and 7 as Princeton’s Elaine Pagels and Emory’s Melvin Konner reflect on their life’s work– sharing what they have learned, what they now believe, and how that informs their hopes.

Pagels is a historian of religion, whose work causes us to rethink the early Christian church, including the role of women. Konner is a biological anthropologist and medical doctor who applies science to human nature, exploring the links between biology and behavior, medicine and society, nature, and culture. Both have fascinating personal stories that impact their professional studies.

Friday, March 6  | 6:30 p.m.0 – 9 p.m. $30, including dinner
Melvin Konner shares his story of scholarship, belief and hopes, followed by a response from Elaine Pagels, and the Rev. Ed Bacon, interim rector of St. Luke’s, will then join them for a closing conversation.

Saturday, March 7 | 8:30 a.m. – noon | $15, including continental breakfast
Elaine Pagels shares her story of scholarship, belief and hopes. The Rev. Ed Bacon will offer a response. The session will conclude with Q&A and book signing.

If you are interested in attending both sessions, the cost is $40. Scholarships are always available!

Registration is required for Friday and/or Saturday. The deadline is March 5. To register, please visit here.


March 7, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
435 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
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