image of program invitation

The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “If There Is One God, Why Are There So Many Religions?” with philosopher and former head of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Dr. Jerry L. Martin at 2 p.m. Sunday April 8. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

Presented in cooperation with Wayne State College, the program will address what philosophers call the “Problem of the Diversity of Revelations.”

“As French philosopher Jean Bodin explains, each religion’s claims to absolute truth is negated by the other religions making the same claim. Or is it?” asks Martin, author of “God: An Autobiography As Told to a Philosopher” (2016; Caladium Publishing).

Martin is coordinator of the Theology Without Walls project at the American Academy of Religion and the author of numerous articles on epistemology, philosophy of the mind, and public policy.

Martin is a former tenured professor and chair of the University of Colorado-Boulder Philosophy Department. He’s taught in the Graduate Public Policy Program at Georgetown University and taught graduate courses on political science at the Catholic University of America. Martin also has testified before Congress.