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Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy
Truth as Practice: Alternative Conceptions of Religious Truth and the Problem of Religious Disagreement

Presented: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time:
7:00 p.m. Lecture 
Location: Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Mara Brecht
Tanya Randle

Dr. Mara Brecht
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Tanya Randle
Visiting Fellow in Philosophy

The fact that people hold different—and often competing and conflicting— religious beliefs raises important questions about the nature of religious belief. If we understand religious beliefs to be true or to convey truth about the world, then what happens when we realize others believe differently or hold mutually incompatible “truths”? Does religious belief depend upon the idea that our religious beliefs are objectively true? One possibility for resolving this basic problem may lie in re-considering the very nature of religious belief and truth, such that we think of religious truth as a form of practice. In this presentation, Dr. Mara Brecht and Dr. Tanya Randle explore two alternative visions for construing “truth as a practice” in an effort to resolve this fundamental problem.


 

 

 



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