Miroslav Volf —
Religion and Violence

Religious extremism drives some of the most intractable conflicts around the world. Our guest knows this shadow side of the Christian faith in his personal history. We'll speak about what goes wrong when religion turns violent, and why, he believes, the cure for religious zealotry is not less religion but more religion — or rather stronger and more intelligent practices of faith.

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is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

Selected Readings

Passage from the Book of Romans

Read a copy of the biblical passage from Romans 12: 9–21, which Volf recited to close the show.

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Serb children present the three-fingered salute to soldiers riding tanks upon their return from shelling the village of Svrhe near Klina.

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