Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief
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The Voice of Faith and Public Reason: Raimond Gaita
Over four days, our 20 plus speakers – philosophers and theologians, historians and writers, believers and non-believers – will consider what it means to be religious, and what role the voice of faith may legitimately have in the conversations of citizens in a multicultural, democratic state and the community of nations.
Launching our four-day weekend, series curator and acclaimed philosopher Raimond Gaita will deliver the opening keynote address. Throughout the series, after each keynote, we will be offering an opportunity for discussion and exchange, with many sessions accompanied by panels and rebuttals from other thinkers and speakers. Following his agenda-setting lecture ‘The Voice of Faith and Public Reason’, Gaita will be joined on the stage by Scott Stephens, Asma Barlas, Susan Neiman, and Bernadette Tobin to tease out his ideas, opening up the debate more widely.
For the full text of this lecture plus transcripts and recordings of the series, visit our Faith and Culture archive.
Raimond Gaita has published widely to academic and non- academic audiences. In 2009, the University of Antwerp awarded Gaita the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa ‘for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution to the role of the intellectual in today’s academic world’.