Watch Redux on Feb 10: Truth, Paradox & the Substance of Faith
Join us for the sixth installment of Regent Redux—a series of online panel discussions on issues that matter in our contemporary society.
On February 10 at 12 PDT, Iain McGilchrist will dialogue with host Iwan Russell-Jones and guests on the nature of the brain's two hemispheres, their role in shaping our consciousness and culture, and the need for more paradox in how we analyze the world around us.
with host Iwan Russell-Jones
about the topic
Beyond Black & White: Truth, Paradox & the Substance of Faith
Iain McGilchrist's book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World explores the nature of the brain's two hemispheres, their relationship to one another, and their role in shaping our consciousness and our culture.
The effective functioning of the brain—and by extension, of society as a whole—is subject to a delicate balance between the two hemispheres' distinct ways of interpreting the world. But over the past few centuries, states McGilchrist, we have favoured the left hemisphere's rational, fact-driven approach at the expense of the right hemisphere's emphasis on metaphor, paradox, and context.
What are some of the implications of this imbalance for contemporary culture in general, and for faith in particular? How do we go about redressing it? And what can theology contribute to this conversation?
Watch the live broadcast
You can watch the live discussion on the Redux website.
Ask a question
Want to ask a question of the panelists? Visit the Redux website to submit your question online. We use the questions from our audience to shape the flow of the discussion. You can submit your question at any time between now and the event. We will also take some live questions during the actual broadcast.
Laing Lectures 2016
This edition of Regent Redux is tied to our Laing Lectures 2016, featuring Iain McGilchrist. McGilchrist will deliver a series of three lectures at Regent College on March 9 and 10 on "God, the Brain & Paradox."