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Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective (CANCELLED)
Dr. Michael Hogue, Professor of Theology Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at Meadville Lombard Theological School, will speak on the topic, Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective. This talk will examine the theological roots and contexts of the present crises of American democracy, and discuss ways to renew democracy through alternative theological and ethical practices. It will show that democracy is always vulnerable and that understanding this vulnerability is a first step toward building a more resilient democracy. It will also discuss four different types of activism needed to extend and deepen the culture of democracy.
Michael Hogue, who joined the Meadville Lombard faculty in September 2005, teaches and writes at the intersections of theology, religious ethics, and philosophy of religion. He is particularly influenced by the pragmatist, process, and naturalist lineages in American philosophy of religion, which he refers to as the “left wing of American radical theology.” As a scholar and teacher, he uses these traditions to explore issues related to religion and the environment, political theology, religion and science and social ethics. Hogue received his M.A. in Divinity from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from that same university.