[Los Angeles] Nina Burleigh: “Biblical Archaeology, the Limits of Science and the Borders of Belief”

Note: This is a global event that appears on all event calendars.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 11:00 am
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 6:00 pm
CFI Los Angeles

Biblical Archaeology, the Limits of Science and the Borders of Belief: An Inside Look at the Proof-for-Faith Industry
Nina Burleigh
Sunday, December 7th
11:00 A.M (Hollywood)
  4:30 P.M. (Costa Mesa)

     In her latest book, Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed & Forgery in the Holy Land, journalist and author Nina Burleigh examines what Israeli authorities have called "the fraud of the century" - a scheme to modify actual archaeological objects or create entirely new ones to make them appear to verify biblical characters or stories, including the materiality of Christ and the existence of Solomon's Temple.
     Burleigh will discuss these characters, the scheme to defraud both high-end collectors and the gullible worldwide religious public, and how the case has put biblical archaeology on trial. She also will share the latest news from Israel about this trial that appears to be favoring the alleged forger.
     Burleigh has been published in Time, People, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and many other publications. She also has written books on Napoleon's scientists in Egypt, the Smithsonian benefactor, and the murder of an American woman aristocrat. Her new book will be made available for sale and signing.
* The 4:30 P.M. lecture in Costa Mesa will be hosted by the
CFI Community of Orange County and held at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. map