3rd Annual Sophia Forum
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Philosophy Department, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
This forum aims at promoting the project of Christian philosophy and recognizing those who have substantially contributed to that project
This year recognizes the work of Dr. Merold Westphal. He will be presenting two lectures:
February 24th, 2010 – ‘Kierkegaard on Faith and Reason – Fear and Trembling’
By taking a closer look at what faith and reason actually are, Kierkegaard shows why there is no reason to accept modernity’s assumption that reason should have hegemony over faith. There will be a conflict between biblical faith and some versions of reason, but the latter rest on a faith of their own and are anything but self-evidently authoritative.
February 25th, 2010 – ‘Kierkegaard on Faith and Selfhood – Sickness unto Death’
Working on the assumption that the self is a complex relation to both self and other, Kierkegaard shows how becoming a self is a task and how the religious form(s) of selfhood help to illuminate what is involved in being a self of any sort.
Sponsored by the Azusa Pacific University Philosophy Department
For more information contact Laura Smith Webb – lwebb@apu.edu, 626-815-5496