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Can religious believers and atheists agree about anything?
Tue 14 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
The New Atheist storm might have blown over but plenty of big questions remain
Routledge recently published a collection of essays, entitled Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide which tackled many of these big questions – but in tone and style that was somewhat more constructive than has sometimes been the case of late.
Four of the contributors – Nick Spencer, Julian Baggini, Lois Lee, Fern Elsdon-Baker – will be discussing religion, atheism and whether believers and unbelievers can agree on anything. The event will be chaired by the book’s editors Anthony Carroll and Richard Norman.
Nick Spencer is Research Director at Theos and author of a number of books including his most recent The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped our Values (2016).
Julian Baggini is a philosopher, writer and journalist, author of many books, and a Patron of the British Humanist Association.
Lois Lee is Director of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network and a research associate at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London.
Fern Elsdon-Baker is Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society at Newman University, Birmingham
Anthony Carroll is an Anglican priest and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at Heythrop College, University of London
Richard Norman is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent and a Patron of the British humanist Association
To read more about Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide, click here: https://www.routledge.com/Religion-and-Atheism-Beyond-the-Divide/Carroll-Norman/p/book/9781138891913