CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rabbi James Cohn will speak at First Presbyterian Church of Charleston as part of the Lay Academy of Religion series at 4 p.m. Sunday in the main sanctuary of the church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way.
Cohn, who serves Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation in Charleston, will speak on "Science and Sacred Tradition." He devotes much of his professional life to serious scientific study of the Jewish scriptures, which Christians know as the Old Testament. Cohn applies psychology, anthropology and literary criticism to the Jewish scriptures as well as to the New Testament and the Talmud.
Cohn is author of "The Minds of the Bible: Speculations on the Cultural Evolution of Human Consciousness," which has been published as an Kindle e-book.The program is free and a question and answer session will follow the lecture.