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CiS McGrath lecture

Professor Alister McGrath (University of Oxford) delivered this lecture on 9th November 2004 in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge. The lecture was followed by questions from the audience and later a dinner/discussion at St Edmunds College. A transcript of the lecture and the discussion can be viewed in html or downloaded as a pdf file, and an audio recording of the lecture and questions is also available.

Lecture contents (html)

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Dawkin’s Criticisms of Religion
Darwinism and the Elimination of God?
Faith and Evidence
Is God a meme? Or a virus?
Religion impoverishes our view of the universe
Religion is a bad thing

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Brief Biography

Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. McGrath was originally an atheist, but became a Christian while an undergraduate at Oxford University. After studying chemistry as an undergraduate, and undertaking doctoral research at Oxford in molecular biophysics, McGrath went on to specialize in Christian theology earning a further doctorate in historical and systematic theology at Oxford. He is today widely recognized as one of the world's leading theologians, with a special interest in the relation of faith and science. His most sustained engagement with the relationship of Christian theology and the natural sciences may be found in the three volumes of his Scientific Theology (Continuum/Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001-3). He is currently Director of the newly-established Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics.

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