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Oxford Professor to debate science and religion in work of C.S. Lewis and Dawkins

lab 150x150 Friday 29 January 2016

Professor Alister E. McGrath, Gresham Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, will compare the opposing views of Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis in a free public lecture.

‘Science vs Faith: Richard Dawkins vs. C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life’ takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 in the EDEN Lecture Theatre at the Hope Park Campus.

Professor McGrath has written a biography of C.S. Lewis, and his works on both Lewis and Professor Richard Dawkins have attracted much attention and created fresh discussions. His textbooks are also well known by theology students around the world.

He is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and the Gresham Professor of Divinity 2015 – 2018 at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford.

Professor McGrath’s lecture will analyse the different arguments about the meaning of life, proposed by both Lewis and Dawkins.

The lecture has been organised by the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University.

No need to book. For further information about the lecture, please contact Rev. Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj (, Professor of World Christianity and Director of Andrew Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity.

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