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Religious Studies Program Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Start Date: 4/18/2019Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/18/2019End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description:
Religious Studies Program Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Professor George Dunn University of Indianapolis “Common Humanity, Religious Particularity, and the Virtue of Hospitality ” Religions both “bind and blind” us. They bind communities together by creating a sense of common purpose and shared source of meaning. But the intensity of those bonds can also blind us to the humanity of those living outside our group. In our increasingly globalized world, where individual destinies are deeply entwined with those of every other human being on our planet, some have argued we can no longer afford religious divisions and must cultivate more cosmopolitan identities. Does religion menace our globalized world? Must religious particularity give way to cosmopolitanism? And is a global community founded exclusively on values rooted in our common humanity really possible—let alone desirable?
Contact Information:
Name: Alice Wenger
Phone: 765-494-7965
Email: wengera@purdue.edu
Additional Information
When: April 18
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Grissom Hall, Rm. 103
Admission: Free and open to the public
https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/sis/p/religious-studies/

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