Monday, January 31, 2011

Apologist Interview: Alister McGrath

Today's interview is with Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College, London. He talks about his journey out of atheism, his interactions with the New Atheists, the future of atheism, the tone of debate, his new book The Passionate Intellect (Mere Theology in UK), the role of a theology in apologetics, the role of natural theology, collaborative apologetics, advice for Christian apologists, and more.

Full Interview MP3 Audio here (37 min)

Alister McGrath's book's include:
• The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind
• Christian Theology: An Introduction
• Theology: The Basics
• Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The)
• Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth
• Christianity's Dangerous Idea
• Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith
• Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought
• A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology
• Science and Religion: A New Introduction
• The Dawkins Delusion?
• In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible
• The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
• Dawkins' GOD: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life
• Intellectuals Don't Need God and Other Modern Myths
• Christianity: An Introduction
• The Future of Atheism: Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue
...and more...

Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics here.
Check out other resources by Alister McGrath on Ap315 here.


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Anonymous said...

great interview. He had a lot of great points and i agreed with his perspective on many issues. thanks for posting.

Jordan said...

Along with John Polkinghorne, McGrath is one of the best science and religion Christian writers out there.

McGrath's historical scholarship on the reformation is also very good. His biography of Calvin was fascinating--and I'm not even a Calvinist! :)

Dante said...

I really like Alister McGrath. He's very intelligent, nuanced, and respectful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this superb interview. Dr. McGrath is a great inspiration to me. I hope we'll see more contributions from him on your website. God bless you and your ministry.

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