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September 24, 2017
Canadian Excellence


Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

Faith Beyond Certainty… or something like that!

with Peter Rollins
Nov 11/13


Date: Nov 11/13
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Location: Senate & Board Chamber, WLU
Cost: $30 regular/$20 student, includes lunch


Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming churches that preach the Good News that we cant be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief Peter shows that an incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity is possible: one that destroys the distinction between sacred and secular, blurs the lines between theism and atheism and sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of a life before death.

This approach has been christened pyrotheology, and aims at burning up the basic assumptions that both critics and advocates of religion hold concerning the life of faith.

Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He is the author of numerous books, including *Insurrection: To Believe is Human; to Doubt, Divine* and *The Idolatry of God: Breaking our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction*. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently lives in New York and will die somewhere as yet not known.

Peter's official website

Contact: Dorinda Kruger Allen
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 3241

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