The Spiritual Quest Against Religion

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The Protestant Reformation set out to purge Christianity of error. But once you have started, how do you know when to stop? Some radicals tore up layer upon layer of tradition in the tireless search for deeper truths, proving their faith by their refusal to believe. 

This lecture will track these radical quests and show how they could lead to positions like those of Baruch Spinoza or Thomas Hobbes: God may still exist but is almost wholly out of reach.

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This event was on Thu, 04 Apr 2019

Professor Alec Ryrie Gresham Professor of Divinity.

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Professor Alec Ryrie is Gresham Professor of Divinity.

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