The Wheatley Institution.
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The Wheatley Initiative in faith and intellect claims that strong, vibrant and committed faith is in no way inimical to rigorous intellectual inquiry into important philosophical and scientific principles. Rather, it seeks to produce and support work that demonstrates that faith and intellect are mutually enriching.
13 episodes available.
A new episode about every
averaging 57 mins duration
Robert P. George, McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence, Princeton University, discusses America's history and understanding of religious freedom. He goes into more detail speaking about the government's role in religious institutions. George tackles questions in the discussion further diving into this topic.…
James Smith, professor at Calvin College, makes a case against rising secularism, emphasizing the continued presence of spirituality, and he asserts that a secularist explanation of humanity cannot account for spiritually motivated behaviors.
Darin Davis, professor at Baylor University, addresses the pursuit of wisdom in educational objectives, discussing how the emphasis on values has shifted in contemporary moral and intellectual goals of education.
Christina Gschwandtner, professor at the University of Scranton, presents the 2013 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, discussing thinking through faith, suggesting that faith is best understood as fidelity or faithfulness.
John W. Welch, professor at Brigham Young University, presents the 2014 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, speaking on the parable of the Good Samaritan and its application to friendship and to eternal progression.
Stephen H. Webb, professor of religion and philosophy at Wabash College, presents the 2012 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man discusses how Christianity today, for all of its global success and growth, remains a divided and fragmented faith.
Terryl Givens, professor at the University of Richmond, presents the 2011 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, examining the pattern of religious conduct through history, touching on cases made for the preexistence and on the goal of human perfection.
Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC, presents the 2010 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, arguing that politicians can help make peace in the Middle East by engaging religious leadership in the region.
Daniel Robinson, fellow at Oxford University, presents the 2009 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, discussing shifting attitudes on homosexuality to present a faulty model for explaining the human condition.
James Charlesworth, professor at Princeton University, presents the 2008 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, and discusses the tendency of society to degrade human value, and establishes the truth of human dignity.
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