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CCU professor to lead public forum on religious diversity

March 15, 2007

Coastal Carolina University philosophy and religion professor Nils Rauhut will discuss differences in beliefs and religions among today's diverse population in a talk titled "The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Coastal's Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield.

The forum is part of Coastal's "Unheard, Unseen, Unsolved" dialogue series, sponsored by the Board of Visitors of Coastal's Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Rauhut will consider the following questions: What happens when we encounter people with religious beliefs or practices different than our own? Should we be skeptical about other religions or accept them as being equally legitimate?

Rauhut, a member of the Coastal faculty since 1998, is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany, in 1987. Rauhut also earned master's degrees in philosophy from the University of Colorado and the University of Washington. In 1997 he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington.

Rauhut is the author of "Readings on the Ultimate Questions" and "Ultimate Questions: Thinking About Philosophy."

For more information, call the Waccamaw Higher Education Center at 349-4030.