Clayton to address rise of religious radicalism since 9/11
Many innovations in recent years seem radical, but perhaps the most shocking are the the manifestations of radical religion, said Philip Clayton, provost of Claremont Lincoln University and dean of the university’s School of Theology.
Atheists often argue that religion is poisonous, Clayton said, but there are two sides to every argument. There are suicide bombers, but there are also religiously motivated radical reform movements. Clayton will discuss both sides of radicalism at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy. His lecture is titled “Suicide Bombers and Barefoot Prophets: The Faces of Radical Religion in the Early 21st Century.”