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Topic: Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Presenter: Rabbi Rachel Mikva Moderator: Larry Herbison
Rabbi Mikva argues that all religious ideas are dangerous—not only those we might consider extremist, but even those that are considered moderate. Because most religious traditions have always understood this dilemma, they created tools of self-critique as essential to their teachings.
Rabbi Mikva explores the common challenges of dealing with Scriptures that can inspire great goodness but also justify oppression.
Rabbi Dr. Rachel S. Mikva serves as the Herman E. Schaalman Professor in Jewish Studies and Senior Faculty Fellow of the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary.