27 May 13
Monday 27th May at 12pm at HowTheLightGets in Festival in Hay on Wye
POLITICS ,POWER AND RELIGION
Phillip Blond, Simon Glendinning, Linda Woodhead. Shaunaka Rishi chairs.
From the divine right of kings to the Protestant work ethic and the exporting of Christianity, religion has played a key role in the growth of European power. Is turning away from our religious heritage a political mistake, or would embracing it mean a return to a pre-Enlightenment age?
ResPublica director Phillip Blond, LSE philosopher Simon Glendinning and sociologist Linda Woodhead debate the political impact and value of religion.