LifeLong Learning Program- “Reasoning Toward God: Philosophy and Theism”
A discussion of the principles, arguments and images for classical Theism. This will include a review of some of the traditional arguments for the existence of God, cosmological, design, and teleological in the context of modern scientific theories of cosmology and probability. We will also review the moral argument for the existence of God along with aesthetics and art.
Facilitator: Steven Kepnes is Professor of World Religions and Jewish Studies and Director of Chapel House at Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. Kepnes is a founding member of the Society of Scriptural Reasoning which focuses on Jewish, Christian, and Muslim dialogue based on group readings of scripture. He has taught at the Rabbinic School of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Jerusalem, the Religious Studies program at the University of Virginia and the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome.
He is the author of eight books including THE FUTURE OF JEWISH THEOLOGY (Wiley
Blackwell 2013), JEWISH LITURGICAL REASONING, (Oxford, 2007) and THE TEXT AS
THOU: BUBER’S HERMENEUTICS (Indiana, 1993). He is editor of the forthcoming
CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JEWISH THEOLOGY .
Wednesday, October 7 at 2:00pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event