G.K. Chesterton and Christopher Hitchens: Old Convert vs. New Athiest

Speaker(s): Ralph Wood
Date: July 1 2013
Length: 84min
Product ID: RGDL4300J

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The final literary act of the late Christopher Hitchens was to write an attack on G. K. Chesterton, whom he could not forgive for refusing to embrace atheism. Our examination of their post-mortal dust-up will reveal both the nature of Hitchens' complaint and the ways Chesterton might have responded to it.

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Ralph C. Wood is University Professsor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. There he has taught award-winning courses that are devoted to the relation of Christian faith to imaginitive literature. He is the author of The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists., Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture, The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth and Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South.

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