Parse the word polydoxy, and you get “many truths.” Not to be confused with the notorious “alternative facts” we heard about a few years ago, polydoxy was coined in 1963 by Alvin Reines to describe a liberal religion and the right of an individual to think, observe, worship as they do or not wish to. Polydoxy is based on the recognition that all knowledge is fallible and many beliefs should be regarded as possible and valid as expressed in the Freedom Covenant.
As chair of the Polydox Institute, Hera Reines will discuss the secular, religious philosophy developed here in Cincinnati by her late husband, Dr. Alvin Reines, a professor of philosophy at the Hebrew Union College in the mid-1960s.
Hera Reines has been a Cincinnati resident since her marriage to Dr. Reines, in 1962. She grew up in Granville, New York, attended Syracuse University and holds master’s degree from Ohio State and the University Cincinnati. She was employed as a social worker for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati as well as enjoying the role of editor of her husband’s work throughout their marriage. Alvin Reines died in 2004. She has three adult children and three grandchildren and her dog, Simcha, pictured in her arms.
For more about polydoxy, see polydoxy.org.
Monday, January 25, at 7 pm EST
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