Miroslav Volf, the noted Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual makes a persuasive argument as to the need for religion in this globalized world. He connects many dots in this talk.
Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He has written or edited over 15 books and over 70 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from the possibility of doing one’s work “in the Spirit” to the relevance of theology in the life of the everyday churchgoer to the possibility of actually loving your enemies.
His most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996; winner of Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and one of Christianity Today’s 100 most important religious books of the 20th century); After Our Likeness (1998) in which he explores the Trinitarian nature of ecclesial community; Allah: A Christian Response (2011), whether Muslims and Christians have a common God; and A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011). His most recent book, Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World was released in January 2016.
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