Liberalism, Modernity, and its Discontents
The question of how people of faith should think about what is often called "liberalism" is a major subject for debate today. Many Christians, for instance, regard liberalism and modernity more generally essentially incompatible with Judaeo-Christian thought and tradition. This lecture explores and challenges the premises of this claim while also providing an alternative perspective about how to approach the relationship between liberalism and the faiths of the West in the future.
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