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Is Religion Bad For You? with Professor Daniel Rynhold

The Shoshana Shier Memorial Annual Lecture

Mar 24 2020, 7:30PM to 9:00PM in the Online/Live Stream.
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When Nietzsche wrote that “God is dead,” he was just one of many modern philosophers focusing on the idea that religions are psychologically destructive and prevent healthy human development. Join Professor Daniel Rynhold of Yeshiva University as we explore the merits and limitations of this argument and dive into the ways that Rabbi Dr. Joseph Soloveitchik used it as a launching pad as he created the foundation for a modern and powerful Jewish theology.

Daniel Rynhold is originally from London, England, educated at Cambridge and lectured in the department of theology and religious studies at King's College London.  He came to the US in 2007 and is currently professor of modern Jewish philosophy and director of the doctoral program at the Bernard Revel Graduate School,Yeshiva University in New York.  Daniel Rynhold is also the Shoshana Shier Visiting Professor at University of Toronto.

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The Shoshana Shier Memorial Annual Lecture
  • University & Grad Students
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