Diana Butler Bass with Dave Brown

We welcome back acclaimed Christian religious scholar and author Diana Butler Bass, who has made in-person appearances at Elliott Bay and elsewhere in Seattle (Seattle University) in the past. This evening, being the time that it is, it’s by virtual means. The author of such books as Grateful, Christianity After Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity, she visits tonight with her newest, Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence (HarperOne). Joining her in conversation will be Dave Brown, recently retired pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church and seminal part of the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos.

"I would not have spent nearly as much time in jail, nor enjoyed half the friendships I’ve known, if I hadn’t decided to follow the brown-skinned Palestinian Jew from Nazareth who Diana Butler Bass writes about in these pages. I’m grateful for the many ways her memoir theology resonates with my own experience of a faith that will never allow us to separate love for Jesus from work for justice in this world." - Bishop William J. Barber, II.

“Diana Butler Bass is one of only a few modern Christian writers who can absolutely blow me away with both spiritual insight and beautiful writing. She is a brilliant scholar and a wonderful storyteller, charming and devout, erudite and deeply human. She speaks for me in Freeing Jesus as in all her books.” - Anne Lamott.

Presented in partnership with Seattle First Baptist Church,  University of Puget Sound, and The Well Queen Anne.  

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ISBN: 9780062659521
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Published: HarperOne - March 30th, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
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