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Kick This Rock: Climate Change and Our Common Reality | Michael Lynch | The Stone

June 5th, 2017 The 18th-century critic, Samuel Johnson, once tried to refute the Irish philosopher George Berkeley’s view that nothing is material by kicking a rock. “Thus I refute him!” he reportedly declared. For a long time, I thought this proved that Johnson should have kept to literary criticism and left philosophy to the professionals. […]

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Quiet Power of Humility

The Quiet Power of Humility | Peter Wehner at NYTimes

The Quiet Power of Humility April 15, 2017 “Over breakfast with a social psychologist I know, I asked him what constructive contribution Christians could make to public life. An atheist who finds much to admire in religion, he answered simply: “Humility.” That is a perfectly reasonable hope. Unfortunately, however, humility is a neglected Christian virtue. […]

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Jose Casanova

José Casanova on “Religious Conviction and Intellectual Humility in Public Life: Socio-Theological Reflections”, 4:00-5:30pm, April 21

  Keynote Address José Casanova, Georgetown University Keynote address: 4:00-5:30pm, April 21st (reception to follow) Religious Conviction and Intellectual Humility in Public Life: Socio-Theological Reflections What does it mean to have a religious conviction in our global secular age? Why is it necessary that when we enter public life, even if motivated by deeply held […]

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