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Character, Flourishing, and the Good Life: A Conversation with David Brooks...
Mon, February 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Though tickets for the event have sold out, the evening's conversation will be streamed live at faith.yale.edu/brooksvolf2016.
What makes a life worth living?
Today, more than at any previous time in history, the question of the good life—the question of what makes for a flourishing life—is a pressing one. Once upon a time this question came pre-answered—by culture, by religion, by tradition—but these days, we each have to ask and answer for ourselves: What is the good life? What does it mean to life a flourishing life? These are difficult questions that require intellectual muscles we've long let atrophy; we need one another's help to ask and answer them well. But one begins to wonder: How do we even begin to have this conversation together, if each of us must answer these questions for ourselves?
Join us for a conversation with David Brooks and Miroslav Volf, two people who are thinking deeply about these questions, how to reason together about them, and how to live out meaningful answers.
David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale, is the author of The Road to Character (2015).
Miroslav Volf, Professor of Systematic Theology & Director of Yale Center for Faith & Culture, is the author of Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World (2016).