Title

Religious Diversity — A Challenge to Political Philosophy and Democratic Politics

About the Speaker

Dr. Audi earned his B.A. in philosophy and English from Colgate University, his M.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan as well. An internationally known scholar, Dr. Audi is the author of more than fifteen books, including Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State; Rationality and Religious Commitment; Religious Commitment and Secular Reason; and, with Nicholas Wolterstorff, Religion in the Public Square.

Location

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Start Date

11-10-2011 7:00 PM

Description

In his lecture, Dr. Audi will distinguish different kinds and degrees of religious diversity, describe the problems that raises for philosophy and philosophical theology and propose ethical standards to guide both governments and individuals in dealing with religious diversity as an enduring cultural phenomenon. Among the questions Professor Audi will address are: What constitutes a religion in the first place? Must a religion be rational to deserve protection? Must government not only protect religious liberty, but also promote religious pluralism?

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Nov 10th, 7:00 PM

Religious Diversity — A Challenge to Political Philosophy and Democratic Politics

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

In his lecture, Dr. Audi will distinguish different kinds and degrees of religious diversity, describe the problems that raises for philosophy and philosophical theology and propose ethical standards to guide both governments and individuals in dealing with religious diversity as an enduring cultural phenomenon. Among the questions Professor Audi will address are: What constitutes a religion in the first place? Must a religion be rational to deserve protection? Must government not only protect religious liberty, but also promote religious pluralism?