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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Omid Safi (Colgate University)

Free will

Islam and the west

Mystical experiences

Religion in a global age

Sufism

The problem of evil

The problem of pleasure

What good is religion?

What is God?

 

Omid Safi teaches in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Colgate University.

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