Gil Bailie

Co-sponsored with Foundations Sequence and the Friary

Gil Bailie of The Florilegia Institute will be speaking on Violence and American Society

Events BailieOn the evening of the April 19th Gil Bailie will be delivering a lecture to Siena students and the wider community on the topic

Violence and Religion: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World
Preview of the talk

Preview of Gil Bailey's Talk on
Violence and Religion: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Events Bailie 2"Today violence is growing more menacing at the same time that it is losing its moral legitimacy. At the heart of this troubling paradox is a world-wide cultural crisis, and at the core of that crisis is the demise of the systems of sacred violence on which human cultures have depended "since the foundation of the world." Since the single most decisive element in the declining power of sacred violence is the exposť of it that is at the center of the Christian New Testament, a better understanding of today's cultural and historical situation requires a better understanding of the unique and subtle ways in which the Gospel has altered the historical landscape."