The Future of Atheism: Alister Mcgrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue
The subject of atheism has been much in the news recently with the highly publicized release of radically atheistic books. This helpful book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on the topic of the...
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The subject of atheism has been much in the news recently with the highly publicized release of radically atheistic books. This helpful book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on the topic of the present status of atheism and which worldview, atheism or Christianity, is preferable.
American philosopher Daniel Dennett is currently the Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. University of London theologian Alister McGrath, and former Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford and director of Centre for Christian Apologetics. A transcript of the dialogue featuring McGrath and Dennett on the subject allows the reader to see in print how both men present their positions in light of the other's.
The volume also provides the reader with a thoughtful assessment of atheism as over against Christian theism by an interdisciplinary team of philosophers and theologians
* A frank and fair exchange between two leading thinkers * Sets the whole debate in context, philosophically and theologically
The subject of atheism has been much in the news recently with the highly publicized release of books espousing atheism by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. This book provides interested readers an important and fair dialogue between leading proponents of the two points of view.
Robert B. Stewart (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he holds the Greer-Heard Chair of Faith and Culture and directs the annual Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum.
He is the editor of The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in Dialogue; and The Future of Atheism: Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue. He has also recently authored The Challenge of Unbelief: Understanding and Responding to Atheism (Studies in Christian Apologetics) and Memories of Jesus: A Critical Assessment of James D. G. Dunns Quest of the Historical Jesus.
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