Franklin I. Gamwell (University of Chicago): “Comparative Philosophy of Religion: The Foreword Revisited”
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 4:30pm: Swift 106; reception to follow
Two decades ago, a series of publications called “Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions” helped spawn the Philosophy of Religions program at the Divinity School. Professor Gamwell, then Dean of the Divinity School, contributed “A Foreword to the Comparative Philosophy of Religions” that still resonates with the work that goes on in the PR program today. Professor Gamwell will look back on that essay and the intervening years to reflect on where the Philosophy of Religions at Chicago has come from and might be going, and what comparison has to do with it.
Please read Professor Gamwell’s “Foreword”, which is Chapter 1 of the volume Religion and Practical Reason.