Tuesday, January 24, 2012
As part of the year-long series on "Reconstructing Religious Thought," it's time to take on the big topic, "What About God?" In the January talk I will explore recent developments in popular culture and the philosophy of religion around the question of God. The writings of Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), and the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens created something of a movement, called the "new atheism." But, this was really part of a longer process of reexamining what the Western religious tradition means when it refers to "God."