Academics

Novelist Dr. Paul Maier scheduled to speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Skeleton in God's Closet imageOn Wednesday, September 16, historical novelist Dr. Paul Maier will speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College about his book A Skeleton in God's Closet. Dr. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He also is a historical novelist; several million Maier books are in print in a dozen languages, as well as more than 250 scholarly articles in professional journals. A Skeleton in God's Closet was the freshman summer read selection this year at WLC.

The public is invited to join WLC students for Dr. Maier's lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Siebert Center, located in the lower level of the college's Recreation Complex, 8725 W. Wisconsin Avenue. No tickets are required. For more information about the book and author, visit http://www.wlc.edu/w3/index.aspx?id=7112.

About the novel: An ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel – will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or cause the world to doubt? Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that could be the death rattle of Christianity. Carefully researched and compellingly written, this fast-paced thriller takes you from the dust of an archaeological dig to the laboratories of dedicated scientists to the halls of political and religious power, where world reaction is instant, fierce, and shattering. A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between doubt and faith, science and religion, and one man's determination to find the truth - no matter what the cost.