Tue May 31, 2016 | 16:30-18:30 | Theatre |

Believing Critically

In the eyes of many modern intellectuals, religion is an ‘opiate’ that stupefies and inhibits critical thinking. But Western rationalism seems to be blind for the critical core within monotheistic belief.

Reservations are recommended

This ability for criticism has always been present in the history of Christianity as well as in Islam, and should be valued as our best chance for countering fanaticism today. Symposium with Christian Lange and Umar Ryad (both experts in Islamic Studies, University of Utrecht) and the philosopher and theologian Marc De Kesel (Université Saint Paul, Ottawa). This lecture precede the play by YoungGangsters: Guess’ who’s back, on religion in the U.S.

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