Rubenstein Explores Medieval Relevance to Modern Conflict

Posted: April 10, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

In today’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lecture at noon, Richard Rubenstein gives a glimpse into his new book, Aristotle’s Children: How the Recovery of Ancient Knowledge Transformed Christianity and Ushered in the Modern World. In his lecture, “Reconcile Faith and Reason: The Relevance of Medieval Aristotelianism for the Study of Religious Conflict,” Rubenstein tells the story of the struggle between faith and reason in the Middle Ages, and how this centuries-old clash is relevant to the analysis of resolution of religious conflict.

Rubenstein is a professor of conflict resolution and public affairs at ICAR and author of numerous works that analyze the connection between religion and terrorism. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University and his M.A. from Oxford University. He is former associate director of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs in Chicago.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on research and practice of conflict resolution, and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

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