Karen Armstrong speaks on Socratic dialogue

A Socratic dialogue does not end with one of the opponents bludgeoning the other into the ground, but in the common acknowledgement of the profundity of human ignorance, expressive of a kind of transcendence in the human condition. There is always something that eludes our grasp.

In this brief excerpt from a talk she gave at Chatauqua in 2009, best-selling writer and scholar of religion Karen Armstrong describes how the Socratic approach- the method based on questions that is used in BibleWorkbench – works in deepening our appreciation for one another and for our humanity.

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