Columbia University

Seeking Satisfaction: A Secular Scholar and a Christian Theologian Discuss the Good Life

November 15, 2016 at 8:30pm / Room IAB 417, School of Public and International Affairs (SIPA)

Columbia University

NOTE: Columbia ID required for entrance

The Veritas Forum at Columbia is excited to present our fall forum titled "Seeking Satisfaction" -- a conversation about the 'Good Life' between a secular scholar and a Christian theologian.

What makes 'The Good Life' good? Are good feelings all it takes to live a valuable life? Do we reach satisfaction by pursuing the contemplative life, by fulfilling material desires, by submitting ourselves to something bigger, or some combination of all these? What is the value (or risk) of submitting to a cause, tradition, or narrative beyond oneself?

Priority seating for CUID holders. Non-Columbia students welcome to attend given available seating.

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Tim Keller

New York Times best-selling author and pastor

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Mark Lilla

Professor of Humanities and Religion

Columbia University