How the Reformation Trained Us to Be Sceptics

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The Protestant Reformation confronted Europeans with a clamour of religious alternatives. Catholics and Protestants taught their people to doubt the other side's religion (while still believing their own) and taught them to be incredulous while maintaining that faith is a virtue.

This lecture will trace how, as Europe's religious landscape fractured, some people fell between the cracks. In long religious wars of attrition, it was all too easy to conclude that all religions were equally true, or equally false.

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Professor Alec Ryrie Gresham Professor of Divinity.

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Professor Alec Ryrie is Gresham Professor of Divinity.

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