The Center for Interdisciplinary Research investigates the geohistory and philosophy of science, technology and medicine for the evolution of religious belief.

Goal: To discover convergence between spiritual and scientific worldviews for a richer understanding of the human experience.

 


BFM 89.9: The Business Station

Religions Along the Silk Road

Radio interview with Dr. Ron Choong, Principal Investigator,

Center for Interdisciplinary Research

February 23, 2017

The Silk Road was a 7,000 mile-long trade route spanning from China in the East to Venice in the West. At least 17 languages were spoken along the route, but which God one believed in was the most important form of identification. Ron Choong, an interdisciplinary scholar of science and religion with interest in paleoanthropology, explains how different religions thrive and decline along the Silk Road, why India may not be the best place to go if one wishes to learn about Hinduism, and the unlikely story of how Christianity spread to China, among others.

The Silk Road was a 7,000 mile-long trade route spanning from China in the East to Venice in the West. At least 17 languages were spoken along the route, but which God one believed in was the most important form of identification. Ron Choong, an interdisciplinary scholar of science and religion with interest in paleoanthropology, explains how different religions thrive and decline along the Silk Road, why India may not be the best place to go if one wishes to learn about Hinduism, and the unlikely story of how Christianity spread to China, among others.


No prior knowledge of science or theology required but a desire to learn about how one can believe in God in the light of modern neuroscience. 

No prior knowledge of science or theology required but a desire to learn about how one can believe in God in the light of modern neuroscience. 


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