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Abendvortrag von Prof. Mark Lilla – "The Age of Ignorance: Enlightenment Echoes"

Abendvortrag im Rahmen des Internationalen Workshops – "The Enlightenment between Europe and the United States: Twentieth-Century Tensions"

27.05.2011 um 19:00 Uhr

The religious fundamentalisms of our time are commonly portrayed as reactions against the Enlightenment's secular legacy, which they are. But they are also reactions against theological traditions that for centuries moderated religion by stressing the need to cultivate reason in order to interpret divine law and understand personal faith. Paradoxically, by weakening those traditions the Enlightenment denied itself an ally in combatting religious enthusiasm and fanaticism. Which raises the question: is there an enlightened case to be made for rational theology today?

Mark Lilla ist Professor für Ideengeschichte an der Columbia University, New York.

Ort: Vortragssaal des CAS
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