“Religion without God” – Reflections on Ray Billington’s Book — Fauzia Rahman-Greasley

Date(s) - 11/04/2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Fauzia Rahman-Greasley will speak on Ray Billington’s Book “Religion without God”

“[T]he word ‘good’ is meaningless because it has no content, and will remain empty until agreement can be reached on the nature of the qualities to be exhibited by the object or person under discussion.” (Ray Billington, Religion Without God, 110)

In this talk, I shall explore whether it is true that ‘good’ has no content. Drawing on Ray’s claim of “Only the concept of God sustains that of good in its moral sense, and with the demise of the one, the other cannot be long in following”, along with ideas from Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Iris Murdoch, I shall attempt to show how Ray’s idea of “a spiritual dimension alongside the physical” might help us understand the nature of good and its importance for human health and flourishing

This will be an online session on Zoom.  For access please click on the following link SLPC Zoom Meeting.  The meeting starts at 12:30, but the link will be open from 12:15 to allow attendees to connect before the meeting

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