Friday, 26th Jan 2017: Lecture by Dr. Asad Zaman, VC PIDE to students at University of Cambridge, Center of Development Studies for Religion & Development paper. 40 minute video recording of lecture on you-tube. For related posts, see: An Islamic Approach to Humanities.
Part 1: “What Is Spirituality?”: Modern Secular thought takes spirituality and religion to be diseases which affect weak minds not properly trained in the scientific method. Part I of this lecture explain why this view, which is based on positivist ideas, is seriously mistaken. OUTLINE of this lecture is given below
- Standard Modern Answer
- Spirituality is a literary term, used to spice up poetry and novels.
- It is like Phlogiston, Unicorns, Ghosts, Souls, God
- It is one among many medieval beliefs, like flat Earth, which have been…
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