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The Moral Life of Children

This lecture was delivered by Dr. James Davison Hunter on December 7, 2017. Dr. Hunter is LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

Lecture Overview: The world we live in—the world that children are inheriting—is complex, confusing and dangerous, but also filled with opportunity and possibility. To make one's way in this world not only requires intelligence and sophistication, but even more, wisdom, courage, fortitude, hope and, not least, compassion. Are the ways that we understand the moral life of children today—and, in turn, are the resources we provide them—adequate to the challenges they face? There are good reasons to believe they are not. If that is the case, then we may need to rethink the paradigm of moral formation anew and from the ground up. It is an ambitious project, but one that is essential for all who are concerned for and care about the coming generation.  

This video was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and by support from The University of Oklahoma. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation or the University of Oklahoma.

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