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On this week's show, the dean of Boston University's School of Theology, Robert Neville, spoke on "Toward a Theology of World Religions: The Existential Threats." Professor Neville delivered this presentation as part of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion lecture series "The Stranger's Religion: Fascination and Fear."

In his talk, professor Neville examined the structure of various belief systems and their impact in a pluralistic world. He argued that every school of thought in religion today tends to think in "reductionist" terms, which leads to bias in the study of religion. He proposed a "new approach" to the study of theology to avoid such reductionism, and stressed the importance of considering the historical contexts of religious trends.

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