God of the Philosophers: Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, September 17 – November 19

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Thomas Zebrowski

Lately, the debate about God has become rather shrill. Hume’s ingenious, witty, and lively dialogues show us how to talk about religion critically without succumbing to polemics. Does God exist? Can we say anything about him? Was the universe designed by some great intelligence? Could a good God have created a world with so much misery in it? Is belief superstition? These are among the enduring questions discussed in this classic work of philosophical skepticism.

Thomas Zebrowski holds an M.A. in theology from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in religious ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Materials List
Required:
Hume, David. Writings on Religion. Ed. Anthony Flew. Open Court, 1999. ISBN: 0812691121
Please note that the bookstore is unable to stock this text, but it is widely available for purchase through online retailers.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $240.
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