A Question of Faith
Religion is central to the lives of billions of people around the globe. But religion often seems to have two faces: it instills caring and compassion towards others but can also foment hatred and violence, as we have witnessed in recent years.
Robert Eisen, a professor of religion, has been exploring these two sides of religionâ€”particularly with respect to the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islamâ€”to better understand and cultivate relationships that are based on coexistence, not bloodshed, among followers.
In the first of a series of video conversations with Columbian College scholars, Dean Ben Vinson recently sat down with Eisen to discuss the topic of faith as it relates to todayâ€™s global society.