Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader presides
Scientific and technological progress have transformed the intellectual landscape, changing the way we understand the universe and our place in it. How—if at all—can spiritual thought adapt to this new and challenging context? Robert Wright has outlined a new spiritual worldview that is not just compatible with modern science but deeply informed by it—and by developments in technology and social science as well. He also explains why a “new agnosticism” is taking shape—an agnosticism open-minded enough to accommodate a flourishing of different “spiritual but not religious” worldviews.
ROBERT WRIGHT is a journalist, scholar and award-winning author of The Evolution of God (2009), which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other books include The Moral Animal, which The New York Times Book Review named one of the ten best books of 1994, and Nonzero, which Bill Clinton called “astonishing” and instructed White House staff members to read. In 2009 Wright was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 global thinkers. He has taught courses in philosophy and religion at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, is currently Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York and editor-in-chief of the websites Bloggingheads.tv and MeaningofLife.tv.
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