All Philosophy  articles – Page 10

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    Angels: Do they exist? Christian & atheist discuss - Unbelievable?


      Angels have been reported for thousands of years across different cultures. What is the evidence of their existence? Three guests examine Biblical and contemporary accounts of angelic visitation. Peter S Williams is a Christian Philosopher and author of the book “The Case for Angels”. He say that there is philosophical, biblical and experiential evidence for the existence of angels. Lee Warren is a magician by trade.

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    Is Our Mind More Than Matter? Keith Ward vs David Papineau - Unbelievable?


     Is our physical brain one and the same with the consciousness, thoughts and perceptions we experience? Is matter all there is ultimately? Keith Ward is a prominent Christian Philosopher & Theologian. The Former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University. He believes in an immaterial mind, as well as the phsical brain. David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Kings College London. As an atheist & physicalist he believes that the mind is one and the same with the brain - there is nothing immaterial about it.

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    Unbelievable? Believing Bulls**t - Is Christianity an intellectual blackhole?


    Stephen Law is an atheist and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College and director of the Centre for Inquiry UK. His latest book “Believing Bulls**t: how not to get sucked into an intellectual black hole” looks at the reasons people are persuaded into believing irrational things. Jame Orr is a Christian convert studying for a Doctorate in philosophy at Cambridge University. He engages Stephen on whether the criteria for recognising “intellectual black holes” applies to the claims of Christianity, including The Resurrection.

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    Unbelievable? Revisiting the evil God challenge - Law vs Peoples


    Stephen Law is senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, London and director of the Centre For Inquiry UK. He joins Justin to reflect on his debate with William Lane Craig during the UK Reasonable Faith Tour where he defended atheism. Glenn Peoples is a Christian Philosopher from New Zealand.

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    Unbelievable? - Understanding Jesus - listener Q&A


     Peter S Williams is a Christian philosopher and apologist. His latest book Understanding Jesus brings together lines of evidence for a philosophical, historical and theological understanding of Jesus.

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    Unbelievable? - Can an atheist believe in meaning?


     Geoff Crocker is a former Christian, now atheist. However, he says he still believes in Spirituality even as an atheist and that believing the universe is Godless does not mean there is no meaning to be grasped. His book “An Enlightened Philosophy” asks if atheism may be able to borrow from Religion “reintrepreted as myth”. Peter S Williams is a Christian Philosopher and apologist. He says that Atheism does not allow for objective meaning, value or purpose, only theism can provide those.

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    Unbelievable? - William Lane Craig Q&A & Tour preview


     William Lane Craig is coming to the UK from October 17-26 2011 for a series of debates and lectures countering atheism and presenting strong rational grounds for belief in God.

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    Unbelievable? - Are there many paths to God?


    In an age of religious pluralism it can seem arrogant for Christians to claim they have “the truth” or the only means to salvation. So when Jesus said “no-one comes to the Father except through me” what did he mean? And what about those who have not heard the Gospel? John Hick is a noted philosopher and theologian who is a proponent of a pluralist view of religion - that there is one light (God) but many lampshades (religious expressions).

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    Unbelievable? Alvin Plantinga vs Stephen Law on the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism


    Richard Dawkins has said that “the theory of evolution made it possible to be an intellecually fulfilled atheist”. But what if belief in evolution becomes irrational on atheist naturalism?

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    Unbelievable? - Philosophers Debate The Moral Argument for God


    Torturing children for fun - is that absolutely wrong?

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    Unbelievable? - Christian Physicalism: Do we have a soul?


    Christians have traditionally held that humans comprise two things - a body and a soul. Christian Philosophers have written in defence of the soul against a reductive atheism that claims we are material beings alone.

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    Unbelievable? - God & Science - Denis Alexander & Stephen Law


    Test of Faith is an initiative aimed at showing that Christian faith and good science are perfectly compatible. As the Tour reaches london on 19th May we ask “Do we need God, now that we have science?”

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    Unbelievable? - Are we alone in the universe? Paul Davies & John Lennox


    What does it take for life to get going in our universe? Is there intelligence in the stars or right under our nose? Renowned astrophysicist Paul Davies chats to Oxford Professor of Mathematics John Lennox.

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    Unbelievable? The problem of suffering - Ehrman & Swinburne


    Bart Ehrman lost his faith altogether when he confronted the problem of how a loving, powerful God can allow suffering. In his new book “God’s Problem” he states that the Bible contains different and unconvincing explanations to the issue.

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    Unbelievable? Why there IS a God with Keith Ward


    Former Regius professor of Divinity at Oxford University Keith Ward has written a response book to The God Delusion on why Dawkins’ philosophical arguments against God are wrong. Atheist scientist Robert Stovold defends Dawkins “naturalism” view.

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    Unbelievable? Alvin Plantinga - American Masters of Apologetics


    Justin is joined by seasoned Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga as they explore the problem of Evil and why Dawkins should have stuck to biology.

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    Unbelievable? William Lane Craig - American Masters of Apologetics


    ustin continues his chats across the pond during July as he interviews William Lane Craig, one of the wrold’s foremost Christian aoplogists and philosophers. His book “Reasonable Faith” now in its 3rd edition is a staple part of any Apologetics library. 

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    Unbelievable? Philosophical problems with God


    Justin is joined by Atheist philosopher Peter Cave as they discuss chapters from his book “Can a Robot be Human?” that ask difficult questions of Christian belief. Christian Philosopher Peter S Williams defends faith in God.

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    Unbelievable? John Lennox debates science & God


    Fresh from a US TV debate with Richard Dawkins, Oxford Professor Dr. John Lennox engages with atheist scientist Robert Stovold.