In the beginning of October, Professor Daryl Hale is lecturing at the Jackson County
Public Library at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m..
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Does Rise of New Atheism Spell End of Religion? Can one
be Spiritual but not Religious in a Secular Age?
- Addresses the question of whether the rise of New Atheism spells (as they claim) the
End of Religion. We will consider some versions of Religious Naturalism, as another
option in a Secular Age; examine both a philosopher and a theologian who respond to
New Atheist critiques of Religion. This will lead us to consider other options for
Science-Religion interaction than inescapable Conflict, as New Atheists argue. Finally,
we will consider whether Science, Religion & Spirituality can co-exist in a Secular
Do you want to know more? To get into the main lines of controversy, Daryl recommends
these two books:
Dawkins’ God: from The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion
The Four Horsemen: The Conversation that Sparked an Atheist Revolution, Hitchens,
Dawkins, Harris, Dennett