From the Westar website: The Bible is deployed today in every conceivable debate and dilemma, from gay marriage to Middle East politics. But seldom are the insights of biblical scholars taken up in these discussions. The Bible Seminar aims to coax critical scholars out of the library and into the public square because basic critical scholarship can make a difference. What is the Bible? How did we get it? What does it really say about sexuality, the role of women, and family values? At the Fall 2011 meeting, under the leadership of John Dominic Crossan, Pamela Eisenbaum, Mark George and Stephen J. Patterson, scholars and Associate members alike will begin framing the questions that will form the agenda of this exciting new seminar. Click here to read more at the Westar website.