Posted on September 01, 2015, BY Staff

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) will present the discussion, "The Complex, Contested Roles of Religion in American Politics," on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, located at 6 Tressler Blvd. in Lewisburg.

The program, part of the BILL Tea & Talk series, is free and open to the public without registration. Tea time refreshments are provided free of charge. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Bucknell University Professor Brantley Gasaway, religious studies, will describe four different types of analyses — historical, legal, electoral and philosophical — that can help people understand the complex, contested roles of religion in American politics.

From the intersection of State Route 45 and U.S. Route 15 in Lewisburg, drive west on SR 45 for 1.1 miles; turn right (north) onto Reitz Boulevard into Brookpark Farm. Drive 0.6 mile; turn left onto Tressler Boulevard. The Village Common is directly ahead.

The BILL Tea & Talk schedule continues Sept. 22 with "Wild Eggplants and Bush Tomatoes: The Hunt for New Species" with Bucknell University Professor Christopher Martine, biology. He is the David Burpee chair in plant genetics & research and director of the Manning Herbarium.

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration in fall 2009. The Institute is a self-supporting affiliate of Bucknell University. All of its programs and events are supported by membership and course registration fees and donations from members and friends.

For more information about the Institute's programs, contact BILL at 570-522-0105 or by email.



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