Drawing on Nietzsche, Professor Volf will explore two pervasive and mutually reinforcing nihilisms of our time – our misplaced search for meaning, and our wrongheaded pursuit of pleasure – and counter common critiques of religion by arguing that faith in God intensifies and deepens enjoyment of the world, uniting both meaning and pleasure. Professor Volf will tie this in with his personal story, his speech at the UN at the time of 9/11, and his participation in the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils.

Miroslav Volf
Miroslav is one of the world’s pre-eminent philosopher/theologians. He shaped and runs the Centre for Faith and Culture at Yale University where he is Professor of Systematic Theology. Miroslav is also the author of several influential books including Exclusion & Embrace, Allah: a Christian Response, and Flourishing: Why we need Religion in a Globalised world.
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