Theology for Lunch, a two-part series, will be held Wednesdays at noon Oct. 8 and 15, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave. A free lunch of soup and bread will be served.
October 8 – A Classic Hindu Philosophy of Faith and Revelation, David Lawrence, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Professor Lawrence will examine the approaches suggested by the 10th-11th century CE Kashmiri Hindu, Shaiva philosopher, Abhinavagupta, to contemporary questions such as the following: Can religious faith and revelation be understood or maybe even justified on the basis of public criteria of fact and reason? Do all views and values, religious and non-nonreligious, rest on faith in assumptions recognized as self-evident? How may we decide between conflicting faiths or revelations? Could one religious reality be the ultimate ground of compatible truths within seemingly conflicting perspec-tives? My discussion will engage the positions of the Hindu thinker with theories of truth as disclo-sure (aletheia) in continental philosophy as well as approaches to plurality in recent philosophy of religion.
October 15 – Becoming a None?: On the Religious Identity of No Identity, Beatrice Marovich, Department of Philosophy and Religion
While Christianity remains the most widely practiced religious tradition in the U.S., scholars and journalists have become interested in the growing numbers of what are often referred to as "nones": people who claim no religious affiliation at all. According to a 2012 survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 1/5 of Americans (and 1/3 of Americans under the age of 30) now identify themselves as having no reli-gious identity at all. This talk will explore the category of the religious none, raising a host of questions such as: how is (or isn't) the category of the religious none related to identity categories such as atheism or agnos-ticism? What does it mean to create an identity category like this, to occupy its own place on the map of American religious identities? How is the category of the religious none related to the history of religious traditions in America, such as Christianity? Does it even make sense to speak of "becoming a none," in lan-guage that sounds like that of religious conversion?
Join Christus Rex for a free lunch and a 20-minute topic presentation, followed by moderated discussion.
Parking is available in the ramp located on University and Columbia. Sponsored by Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information contact Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 775.5581.
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- Explore your spiritual core
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