Lowell Lecture

Paul Elie: Technician of the Sacred: J.S. Bach

Date & Time

Nov. 6, 2013


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Paul Elie

Presenting Organization

Boston College



Paul Elie is a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. His first book, The Life You Save May Be Your Own, received the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle award finalist in 2003. In Reinventing Bach, his remarkable second book, Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach's music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and revolutionizing the ways that music figures in our lives.