Recorded on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.
The prominent place of religion in today’s geopolitics raises many questions: Does religion reduce violence or cause it? Are some religions more peaceful than others? How should we understand the role of religion in contemporary conflicts? In this lecture, David Nirenberg focuses on how the Qur’an, Torah, and New Testament have been read at different moments in history—including our own—in order to explore religion’s place in the politics of conflict and community.