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20 Christian Academics Speaking About God

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It is easy to find examples of how religious thinking among lay or fundamentalist Christians can result in profoundly irrational ideas. But the evidence that reason is abandoned in Christianity equally comes from the mouths of "sophisticated" theologians, leaders, scholars and spokespersons practising it.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  1. Professor George Coyne, Astronomer, Vatican Observatory
  2. Robin Collins, Professor of Philosophy
  3. Dr Benjamin Carson, Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  4. John Lennox, Oxford Professor of Mathematics
  5. Francis Collins, National Human Genome Research Institute Director
  6. John Polkinghorne, Cambridge Professor of Mathematical Physics
  7. JP Moreland, Professor of Philosophy, Biola University
  8. William Dembski, Research Professor of Philosophy
  9. Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
  10. Dinesh D'Souza, Hoover Research Fellow, Stanford
  11. Dr Ravi Zacharias, Renowned Christian Apologist
  12. Brian Leftow, Oxford Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion
  13. Dr William Lane Craig, Renowned Apologist and Philosopher
  14. Nicholas Saunders, Science and Religion Scholar, Cambridge
  15. NT Wright, Leading New Testament Scholar
  16. Alvin Plantinga, Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy
  17. Alistair McGrath, Oxford Professor of Historical Theology
  18. Freeman Dyson, Physicist, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  19. RJ Berry, Professor of Genetics, UCL
  20. Denys Turner, Yale Professor of Historical Theology

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