“On Being a Mediocre Believer in an Age of Extremities,” Charles Mathewes (Department of Religion, University of Virginia)
Thursday, January 26, 5 p.m. Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave, First Floor
Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.
Moderator: John Berthrong (Associate Professor of Comparative Theology and Deputy Director of the Division of Religious & Theological Studies, Boston University)
Professor Mathewes’s research and teaching are broadly in the areas of Christian thought, comparative religious ethics, and religion, culture, and politics. He has recently written A Theology of Public Life During the World (Cambridge, 2008), on religion’s role in public life in pluralistic democracies, and Understanding Religious Ethics (Wiley, 2010), the first undergraduate textbook that attempts to compare Jewish, Christian, and Islamic ethics, in the context of a variety of contested moral issues. Together with two of his graduate students he is currently completing a four-volume Major Works collection for Routledge Publishers on Comparative Religious Ethics, and he is working on a project exploring the nature of the challenges to religiously and morally sound life in our age, across several traditions.
This event is free and open to the public.