Fantasy and Folly at the Museum of the Bible

Brad is joined by scholars Jill-Hicks Keeton and Cavan Concannon to talk about their new book: “Does Scripture Speak for Itself: The Museum of the Bible and the Politics of Interpretation. “

The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC is arguably the latest example of a long line of white evangelical institutions aiming to amplify and promote a religious, political, and moral agenda of their own. Jill Hicks-Keeton and Cavan Concannon show how the Museum’s exhibits reinforce a particularized and partial interpretation of the Bible’s meaning. The authors reveal how the MOTB produces a version of the Bible that in essence authorizes a certain sort of white evangelical privilege; promotes a view of history aligned with that same evangelical aspiration; and above all protects a cohort of white evangelicals from critique.

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