Speaker: Prof. F. LeRon Shults
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
After Dr. Shults explores four key questions, audience questions are answered.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Shults was a student and professor of Christian theology for over 30 years. Before moving to Norway, he taught at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, from 1997 to 2006. Over the years, he published 11 books and over 50 articles attempting to take contemporary science and philosophy seriously and challenge the implicit (and often explicit) racism, classism, and sexism entangled within traditional Christian doctrines and ecclesiastical practices. Then he realized that the problem was theism itself. Now he is a happy atheist. Shults has written several new books and articles on the scientific study of religion and the philosophical joys of godlessness. He is also the director or co-director of four international research projects that utilize computer models and simulations to explore the causes and effects of the widespread human tendency to engage in religious sects.