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Olivier Roy: HOLY IGNORANCE, When Religion and Culture Part Ways

March 4, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

A talk by Olivier Roy on his new book, Holy Ignorance.  Roy, one of the world’s most distinguished analysts of political Islam, finds in the modern disconnection between faith communities and sociocultural identities a fertile space for fundamentalism to grow. Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularization has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root, an anti-intellectualism that promises immediate access to the sacred and positions itself in direct opposition to contemporary pagan culture.  Books will be on sale at the talk.


March 4, 2011
10:00 pm
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Hamilton Hall, Room 602
1130 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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