Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Idea of a University: Ep 14

Ep. 14: Kant & Relativism, pt 2.  (25 min) MP3 Kant’s relativism continues looking into the topics of how to interpret different cultures, universal maxim as a guide to the laws of morality (that in every similar situation, people should do the same thing… which gets into rationalization of moral law), and categorical imperative,  We also get into Kant’s understanding of human dignity and how this compares to the Catholic Christian understanding of human dignity based upon St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  This is part 2 about Kant and Relativism.


Understanding Islam: Its Historical and Theological Development

Presented by Dr. Brian Bradford (Western Michigan University)commenting on his doctoral studies on the early history of Islam

beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15 at Ambrose House of Studies 736 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan


First Session : 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Early History: Mohammed
  • References to Jesus Christ in the Koran and other Non-Biblical texts


Second Session : 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Spirituality and Religiosity in Islam and Christianity
  • Catholicism, Ecumenism, and Non-Christian Religions

A native of Jackson, Michigan, Dr. Brian Bradford attended Lumen ChristiHigh School before earning the B.A. in history and philosophy at Spring ArborUniversity.  After studying archeology in Israel, he earned the M. A. in history fromCentral Michigan University and subsequently completed his doctoral studies atWestern Michigan University.  He has extensive teaching experience in ancient and medieval history and has lectured on comparative religion, the early history of Monasticism, and Christian references in Islamic tradition.

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