Why Believe? William James and the Challenge to Faith (online)

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Why Believe? William James and the Challenge to Faith (online)

Tuesdays, October 6-27, 2021

12pm EDT

Free

Why is one a Christian? Can one defend one's faith rationally against challenges to it? The psychologist and philosopher William James addressed these problems over 100 years ago, and his reflections are still valid today. In this course, we shall attempt a close reading and critical analysis of his essay "The Will to Believe" and other related materials.

This course will be taught by Dr. Laura Nelson. Dr. Nelson is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Spiritual Imagination and a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and has taught at several colleges in the New York metropolitan area, including Hofstra, Molloy, The New School, and Drew. She has published in a number of academic and non-academic platforms, including PublicSeminar.org and Medium.com.

The course will be offered online via Zoom and registration is free. Click to here to register.

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