Karen Armstrong: Rethinking the Iranian Revolution
Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Amphitheater
This week the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lectures will focus on the history of the multiple manifestations of religion in Iran. Lecturers will relate the story of the Aryans (pre-cursors of Iran, the land of the Aryans), the rise of Zoroastrianism, Persian Judaism, Nestorian Christianity, and the Shi'a and Sunni expressions of Islam, as well as the current context of religion in Iran.
Chautauqua, according to the late, great Teddy Roosevelt, is "the most American thing in America." It's also the country's oldest ideas festival. Since its founding in 1874, Chautauqua has attracted the likes of Amelia Earhart, FDR and Susan B. Anthony. The rich tradition continues in 2011. Speakers include New York Times contributor Stanley Fish, groundbreaking religious commentator Karen Armstrong, leading foreign policy analyst Robin Wright, noted historian Gordon Wood and several others. Take advantage of this exclusive offer from FORA.tv and the Chautauqua Institution, and join the discussion as these important thought leaders address the most pressing issues facing America and the world.