Christopher Hitchens’ god Is Not Great continues to sell and sell and sell, and Mr. Hitchens continues to take on all comers in conversation.
The Great God debate, Part 1, featured Hitchens opposite theologian, author and blogger Dr. Mark D. Roberts. (Transcript here. The audio of hour 1 is here, hour 2 here, and hour 3 here.) That debate focused primarily on the reliability of the New Testament. Dr. Roberts, author most recently of Can We Trust The Gospels?, has since posted extensively on the Hitchens book.
On Friday, part two of this series of conversations arrives in the first two hours of the program, as Professor David Allen White of the U.S. Naval Academy squares off with Hitchens on the subjects of civilization’s debt to Christianity and whether science undermines faith or the gaps in science undergird belief. Professor White’s most recent book, The Horn Of The Unicorn, is about Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
Don’t miss this very interesting pairing on these very interesting questions.
Eventually I hope to host two more conversations, one with Hitchens and Professor John Mark Reynolds on the philosophers and belief, and another between Stand To Reason’s Greg Koukl and America’s preeminent atheist on whether reason compels at least theism.
But I need a few weeks off between these match-ups.