(1) Will Religion Destroy the World?; (2) Commentary on Will Religion Destroy the World?

John Bowker recently visited the National Humanities Center and North Carolina State University, where he delivered a lecture entitled “Will Religion Destroy the World?” He makes particular reference to the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and Sri Lanka, and comments that the heritage of religion can be incendiary because in most cultures the most important and enduring cultural achievements came out of their religions.

In the second segment [22:00], Warren Nord reads a commentary on religion and American education that was first published in the Washington Post.

At the time of this interview, Bowker was dean and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Nord was director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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