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Fall Public Lectures from Philosophy & Religion

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 Age.

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 

Dawkins God


The Four Horsemen: The Conversation that Sparked an Atheist Revolution, Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Dennett 

Four Horsemen Book Cover


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