“Reason Then and Now: Changing the Role of Reason for UUs” with Eric Kraemer

Unitarians have historically relied on reason for religious guidance. But, our understanding of the power of reason has radically changed over the past two centuries since Thomas Paine argued in his controversial work, The Age of Reason [1795] that reason leads to a single religious perspective, Deism. Using both important insights from Paine as well as recent psychological discoveries Kraemer re-examines the role of reason in religion and shows how reason is compatible with the broad diversity of religious views we find among UUs today.

Eric Kraemer has been a member of the La Crosse UU Fellowship since 1989. Eric taught philosophy at UW-L from 1988-2019. In his retirement, he continues to enjoy thinking and reasoning about thinking and reasoning. And talking about both!

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