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God and the Bible

19th September 2015 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 God and the Bible

A day conference presented by The Centre for Inquiry UK, Conway Hall Ethical Society and the British Humanist Association.

Join Professors Francesca Stavrakopoulou and Keith Ward and atheist philosopher of religion Stephen Law in debate and discussion of God and the Bible.

10.30 Registration

Organised and presented by Dr Stephen Law (Heythrop College, University of London).

11.00 – 12.10: Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou: The Real Religions of the Bible

Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Professor of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient religion at Exeter’s Department of Theology and Religion. She presented the BBC TV series The Bible’s Buried Secrets and also contributed to Channel 4’s The Bible: A History. She is an atheist. Books include Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judea.

12.10 – 1.10 Lunch

1.10 – 2.40 Keith Ward and Stephen Law: Does God Exist?

A conversation (with extended audience Q&A) between Keith Ward and Stephen Law, looking at evidence for and against the existence of God. Keith Ward (Doctor of Divinity) is one of the world’s leading philosopher theologians, and also author of many popular books on God, including his recent The Evidence for God. Stephen Law is Director of CFI UK and author of a number of introductions to philosophy including The Philosophy Gym.

2.50 – 3.30 Plenary Session. Q&A with Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Keith Ward, and Stephen Law

3.30 End

Thanks to Conway Hall Ethical Society for their generous support.

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