Thinking Out Loud: What is Faith?

Date: Feb 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Library

What does it mean to “have faith,” or “be faithful,” or “be a person of faith”? This talk will conduct a conceptual analysis of faith. Is faith the same as belief? Does it need to be based on evidence? Is faith voluntary? Or is your faith, in some sense, not really up to you? Is faith necessarily religious faith? Or can there be other kinds of faith, and do all these varieties of faith have something essential in common? This talk explores these questions and more and continues the broad theme of the relationship between philosophy and religion from the previous talk. Led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh, PhD, a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University, we will learn how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.