Religion Under Examination—Three Sessions Available

December 4, 2009

Back by Popular Demand – Register Today!

Join CFI Indiana for three new full-day
Intensive Sessions of the CFI Institute!

January 16  ·  February 20  ·  April 17
Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46202

After the resounding success of CFI-Indiana's September conference on comparing and critiquing the traditional views of both religious and nonreligious people, many attendees expressed an interest in learning more from each of the three experts who spoke.  In response, we have scheduled three intensive full-day sessions to give those who want more in-depth knowledge on the subjects a chance to spend generous time with each of these learned scholars.  Join us as we begin a fresh exploration of religion with Ibn Warraq, a scholar of the Koran and Islam; Robert Price, a biblical scholar; and John Shook, a philosopher of religion and naturalism. 


Ibn Warraq, Ph.D., Islamic scholar and a leading figure in Koranic criticism, is a senior fellow at the Center for Inquiry-Transnational.  He is the author of five important and distinguished books on Islam and Koranic criticism, including the classic Why I am Not a Muslim , The Origins of the Koran , What the Koran Really Says , and the forthcoming Which Koran?

Full-Day Session: Jan. 16, 2010

Robert Price, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies, Johnnie Coleman Theological Seminary; founder, editor, and fellow, The Jesus Seminar; executive board member, The Jesus Project; The Bible Geek.  His books include Beyond Born Again , The Reason-Driven Life , The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man , and Inerrant the Wind .

Full-Day Session: Feb. 20, 2010

John Shook, Ph.D., is vice president and senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry—Transnational in Amherst, N.Y., and research associate in philosophy at the University at Buffalo since 2006.  He has authored and edited more than a dozen books, is a co-editor of three philosophy journals, and travels for lectures and debates across the United States and around the world.

Full-Day Session: April 17, 2010

Conference Fees

General:  $60 per session, $150 for all three sessions
Friends of the Center :  $50 per session, $125 for all three sessions
Students:  $25 per session, $60 for all three sessions

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 For more information, please visit the CFI-Indiana Institute Web page , e-mail , or call 317-423-0710.        

The Center for Inquiry-Indiana
promoting science, reason and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor
is located at 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46202.