2015–2016 Lecture Series: FAITH AND DOUBT

Welcome to the Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion!

We are excited for this year’s lecture series, “Faith and Doubt,” and hope you will join us as this stimulating and challenging discussion unfolds.

Please view the program for a complete list of this year’s lectures, and join us for the third lecture in our series:

The Buddhist Journey from Ethics to Religion, and Back
Dale Wright
David B. and Mary H. Gamble Professor in Religion, Occidental College
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5 p.m.
Boston University School of Theology, Room 325
745 Commonwealth Avenue

Professor Michael Zank gave us a deep look at the philosophy of Leo Strauss, and drew some interesting distinctions between faith and doubt, on the one hand, and belief and unbelief, on the other. A video of his lecture, “Belief and Unbelief: A Straussian Perspective,” is now available here.

Thank you to Professor Jennifer Herdt for a wonderful start to our series! The video of her talk, “Faith (and Doubt?) Among the Virtues,” is now available here.

Parimal Patil’s 2/25 lecture has been broadcast by WBUR’s program, “World of Ideas”!  The recording of “Religion without God: An Indian Perspective” is available on the WBUR website.  It’s also available for free as a podcast here.

Our full schedule of this past year is here

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