Dr. Lois Daly

A lecture by Dr. Lois Daly - Professor of Religious Studies

Snowflakes and Avalanches: George Burns, H. Richard Niebuhr, and Responsibility in the  21st Century

George Burns once said, “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”  Are we snowflakes?  Is this an avalanche?  Our responses to events in the opening decade of the 21st century stimulate these and other such questions.  Moreover, Burns’ quip sheds new light on how Niebuhr understands the meaning of responsibility.

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