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The second Explorations lecture of the fall term will be given at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Thomas Hall Atrium.
Dr. Gene Fendt, UNK professor of philosophy, will deliver a response to Pope Benedict’s recent controversial speech at the
University of Regensburg. Details follow:
Philosophy Program, UNK
The Pope and the Muslims:
The Rule of Charity and the Truth
Dr. Fendt’s lecture is a response to the outrage, in many places, that followed Pope Benedict’s speech at Regensburg University. It attempts to practice (rather than explain) Augustine’s rule for charitable interpretation and it attempts to exhibit (as well as say) the grounds for charitable reading, beginning with Augustine’s own example of reading the first book of Moses. From there it moves carefully into an examination of what the outrage can and cannot be a sign of. For a transcript of the pope’s speech, please visit www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=46474.
Thomas Hall Atrium
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Philosophy Program