Mar 30 "Religion & Human Flourishing in a Globalized World"

Do we need religion in our modern, globalized world, or is it only a source of conflict and violence? Can religious adherents believe in the truth of their own religions while still protecting the rights of others to believe and practice differently? In this lecture, Dr. Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at the Yale Divinity School, will explain why world religions offer the moral visions needed to address the challenges of globalization. Volf also shows why religious exclusivism does not conflict with a political pluralism that allows for religious freedom, but actually supports it.

Presented in partnership with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, University of St. Thomas.

Anselm House Students Presents
Miroslav Volf, "Religion and Human Flourishing in a Globalized World"

3/30/17, 7:00 PM


Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union   300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis MN  USA

About Our Speaker
Professor Volf is professor of theology at Yale Divinity School and the founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His books include Allah: A Christian Response(2011); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006); Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996); and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity(1998).

Professor Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican’€™s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (on the executive board of C-1 World Dialogue), and is active participant in the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum. A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and across North America. Professor Volf is a fellow of Berkeley College.

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