2014–2015 Lecture Series: PHILOSOPHY AND THE FUTURE OF RELIGION

ANNOUNCING THE IPR SEMINAR FOR FALL 2014:

“PHILOSOPHY AND THE FUTURE OF RELIGION”

(PH 456/656, RN 397/697, STH TT 821)

Sign up now for the IPR’s fall seminar!  This fall’s course, on the topic “Philosophy and the Future of Religion,” will explore a number of philosophical and conceptual issues that are central to thinking about the contemporary place and practice of religion.  Drawing on figures in both analytic and continental philosophical traditions, as well as scholars in the fields of psychology, theology, religious studies and literary theory, the course will explore such questions as the possibility of religion without God, the contemporary grounds for debate about naturalism and belief, and the prospects for interfaith exploration and religious tolerance.  The “future of religion” has, of course, also been the frame of a number of notable attempts in the past—the turn of the previous century gave us both Freud’s Future of an Illusion and William James’ Varieties of Religious Experience, for example—that themselves are worth re-examination in the contemporary context.   The seminar parallels the IPR lecture series on this topics and incorporates visiting lectures in the course design.  For more information, contact ipr@bu.edu.
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Videos of lectures by Nicholas Wolterstorff, Stephen Halliwell, Gordon Graham, and Larry Shiner are now on BUniverse. Go to http://www.bu.edu/buniverse/ and search under their names.