The Badin Bible Symposium


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, 102 Hesburgh Library


Come see and hear about the Badin Bible , a new, landmark addition to the collection of Catholic Americana in the Hesburgh Libraries’ Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This three-volume edition from 1790 contains an inscription from John Carroll, the first bishop in the United States, to Stephen Badin, the first priest ordained in the United States. A panel of experts will talk about the significance of this Bible, which is one of the first to be published in the United States.

Speakers include:

Margaret Abruzzo
Associate Professor of History
University of Alabama

Gary Anderson
Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology
University of Notre Dame

Patrick Griffin
Madden-Hennebry Professor of History; Department Chair University of Notre Dame

Mark Noll
Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History
University of Notre Dame

This symposium is sponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and the Hesburgh Libraries.