Ori Soltes: God and the Goalposts

SoltesOri Z. Soltes: God and the Goalposts:
A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War and Art

Thursday, June 29, 2017 (Luncheon)

TIME: 11:30 AM – Bar opens; 12:15 PM – Lunch served;
1:00-2:00 PM – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Georgetown Professor Ori Z. Soltes, noted for deep scholarship and entertaining talk, presents a page-turning, eclectic mix of contemporary (and historic) sports—from the gridiron to the basketball court and the Olympics track—that blends with rich detail the fascinating history of art and religion, war, and politics. Georgetown’s Director for Jewish Life Rabbi Rachel Gartner hails the book as a “triumphant example of the kind of intellectually thrilling and paradigm-shifting scholarship for which Dr. Soltes is so beloved!”

From heroes in the Old Testament to today’s competitive athletes like Tim Tebow (first in football, now in baseball), Soltes delivers his trademark, often funny, always insightful narrative that
underscores the frequent bloody narrative when the sometimes violent worlds of sports, politics, religion, and war collide, often in scripture, often in art.  From the sports locker-room to the
campaign finish-line — and decisions to go to war, Soltes scores.

The book will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only


Leave a Reply