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Religion is in a special bind. It must represent the eternal. But how does a world religion grapple with the fact that, throughout its history, important beliefs or practices have become obsolete?
In this two-part series, Imam for the Islamic Centre at New York University Khalid Latif, addresses religion as a difficult learning process with believers and leading theological thinkers. Using historic and contemporary examples, the Imam examines how religions revise, update or even apologise.
In part two Khalid will look at the Catholic Church. He’ll meet members of the Vatican Observatory, discussing how far the Church has come since the trial of Galileo. He will muse on the history and future of the Church with lay Catholics. With prominent rabbis, Khalid also examines how Judaism adapts to cultural pressure, interpreting the lessons and laws of the Torah.
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