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Not Law but Grace: Probabilism and the Freedom of Christian Conscience

In complicated and turbulent times, what’s a conscience to do? In her Spring 2023 Dahlgren Chapel Sacred Lecture, Prof. Lisa Fullam explores the tradition of probabilism as a pathway to answering this question. Probabilism began when access to information was exploding, there were rapid advances in human knowledge of the natural world, and structures of political and religious leadership were discordant—a time not unlike our own. Probabilism invites us to a rich engagement with the moral landscape of our time, emphasizing dialogue and imagination, humility and boldness.