Why God Won't Go Away: Reflections on the "New Atheism"

Speaker(s): Alister McGrath
Date: June 27 2011
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Product ID: RGDL4100L

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On the 5th anniversary of the publication of Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion Alister McGrath reflects on where the "New Atheism" is now and what responses might be made to the issues being raised. Alister's lecture addresses what he sees as the three most significant criticisms the "New Atheism" makes: Religion intrinsically leads to violence, Religious belief is intrinsically irrational, and Science destroys religious belief.

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Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is author of many books, including A Scientific Theology,The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World, Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life, and The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine.n

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