Come and see this great debate, as we screen it over two days in the Kimpton Theatre, Land Food & Resources Building. Part one on the 31st of April, and part two on the 1st of May – both from 1pm – 2:15pm. Make sure you’re there on time, as we’ll have to start right on 1pm.
“The event had been sold out for weeks. Tickets were being offered on the black market for three times their face value. With 30 minutes to show time, the crowds were forming outside, some wolfing down sandwiches in the parking lot. For this much excitement, people around here generally expect some serious football. Tonight, though, the buzz is over a debate between biologist Richard Dawkins and mathematician John Lennox. The subject, which may be even more important to this audience than whether Alabama can beat Auburn at the Iron Bowl this year: Does God exist?” – Wall Street Journal
Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins, voted by Europe’s Prospect Magazine as one the 3 most prominent intellectuals in the world, is the author of numerous best-sellers, most notably, The God Delusion which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the English language alone, and has been translated into 31 different languages. He is regarded by many as the spokesperson for the ‘New Atheism’.
(more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins)
Also from Oxford, Dr. John Lennox is a Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy and Chaplain at Green College Oxford and Senior Fellow of the Whitefield Institute. Dr. Lennox is interested in the frontier areas of Science, Philosophy, and Theology and has lectured on Christian apologetics (particularly on the Science-Religion debate) in many universities and Academies of Science. He has also written articles on such topics for the secular press, particularly in Russia. He is co-author of a number of books, his latest being God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? which has been published in a number of languages.
(more info at http://www.ttf.org/index/about/lennox/)
The debate was held at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. It centres on Dawkins’ views as expressed in his best-seller, The God Delusion and their validity over and against the Christian faith. This was the first significant discussion on this issue ever held in the “Bible Belt”.