“Can Philosophy Help Us Understand Religion?”

5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 325 (STH 325)
Part of The Institute for Philosophy and Religion 2014-2015 Lecture Series “Philosophy and the Future of Religion”. This year’s Institute series explores some of the most challenging and troubling questions in the contemporary philosophy of religion. These include the possibility of religion without God, “naturalized” or scientific views of religion, religious diversity, and contemporary responses to the challenge of modernity. The series begins in the “recent past” with the legacy of the Enlightenment and the critical traditions associated with the works of Sigmund Freud and William James. Then the series expands to include some of the most lively and eloquent contemporary voices in the philosophical study of religion. This lecture by Michael Zank, Professor of Religion, Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University