Common Ground Grayslake (map)
18630 West Old Gages Lake Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
  • Ahmad Sadri
$10.00 Single session $10.
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Religion in a Changing World
How has the function of religion in society changed? It used to represent the tribal spirit. Then it was dragooned to generate solidarity for empires and then for nation states. In the thought of Rousseau it was a "civil religion," buttressing morality. Kant saw it as necessary to keep us from falling into despair. Hegel considered it the heart of the “spirit” and the soul of the society. Modern spirituality privatized religion, making it something to be chosen from a variety of creeds in a "spiritual supermarket." And finally, the fundamentalist reaction to modern society brought religion back to its tribal function, separating the saved from the dehumanized damned. It's been quite a journey. But what is true religion? Where does it fit in modern society?

Dates and Times

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, February 8