Your Mind Is Not A Computer, and God is Not Nice: Learning How To Think About God and Why

Nov 5, 2022
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Ulrich L. LehnerUniversity of Notre Dame

An online interview for high-school students and teachers.

What happens when I think? What makes for good thinking? Can I discover "truth," and how would I know when I found it? How should I think about God? What is He like and how would my life change if I knew?

To help answer these and other questions, the Newman Forum invites Prof. Ulrich Lehner (University of Notre Dame) to discuss his recent books Think Better: Unlocking the Power of Reason and God is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For.

The interview will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, November 5th from 1pm to 2pm, followed by an audience Q&A.  This event is free and open to current high school students and teachers. Other interested parties may contact Austin Walker at More information can be found on the Newman Forum website

Ulrich L. Lehner is the William K. Warren Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is an internationally recognized expert in the study of religious history and historical theology from the late 15th to the early 20th century, especially the so-called Catholic Reformation/Catholic Reform. The main organizer of the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800, the first trans-confessional handbook of this crucial phase of Christian theology, he is also the sole editor of eight books and is working on three book projects relating to the history of Catholic women in the Age of Enlightenment, asceticism and moral formation, and Catholicism and Nazi-ideology.