Elaine Pagels has recently published a poignant religious autobiography by this title. She looks as why people believe in spite of unspeakable evil, and in spite of the scientific alternative as a world view. She explores and reveals her own spiritual journey, from conversion under Billy Graham to mystic and gnostic gospel scholar.
The topic of why religion is perennial. The panel at this event will examine the question of religion in an age of tragedy violence and science.
Dr. Melissa Inouye, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies,
Thoughtful Marginality: Faith in a Secular Institution (the University)
Dr. Nicola Hoggard Creegan, Co-Director of New Zealand Christians in Science,
A review of Elaine Pagel’s Why Religion
Prof. Joseph Bulbulia, Professor of Theology and Religion,
What are the sources of Muslim acceptance in New Zealand?
Dr. Zain Ali, Professional Teaching Fellow,
Coming to terms with Tragedy: thoughts from a reflective Muslim.