Susan Jacoby - Strange Gods: A Secular History of Deconversion (Farmington Hills)

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Center for Secular Humanism (located in Birmingham Temple) , 28611 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, View Map

Presented by Susan Jacoby, Author, Program Director

Description

This event is Co-sponsored with the Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism and the Center for Secular Humanism, and is part of the weekly secular Shabbatt service at the Temple.

Susan Jacoby joins us to discuss secularism, deconversion, and more!

About the Speaker

Susan Jacoby is the author of ten books, including New York Times bestsellers: The Age of American Unreason (2008) and Alger Hiss and The Battle for History (2009). Her most recent book is entitled The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought (2012).

Jacoby is an independent scholar whose work focuses on American intellectual history. She has been a contributor for more than 25 years, on topics including law, religion, medicine, aging, women’s rights, political dissent in the Soviet Union, and Russian literature—topics published in a wide range of periodicals and newspapers. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harper’s, The Nation, Vogue, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, and the AARP Magazine, among others.

Susan has also been the recipient of many grants and awards, from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2001-2002, she was named a fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

Cost: FREE. Donations Appreciated

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-706-2029