Bonus Lesson: “The New Atheists”: “The Lord is My Light” – Alister McGrath; Feminist Theology – Rachel Muers, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza; Craig debates Enqvist (Finland 2012); Video “George Lindbeck and Religion as a Worldview”; Lindbeck’s “The Nature of Doctrine”

This video below is from The Lanier Library Lecture Series (Tryon, NC) titled The Lord is my Light – Dr Alister McGrath given on 12/11/10. “Alister Edgar McGrath (born 23 January 1953) is an Anglican priest, theologian, and Christian apologist, currently Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at Kings College London and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture. He was previously Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford, and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford until 2005.” [Wikipedia]

Alister McGrath and The New Atheism (a six part series):

An Interview with Alister McGrath at the Faraday Institute for Religion on Science and Richard Dawkins:

Alister McGrath on Adam and Eve:

Key Figures in Early Feminist Theology – Rachel Muers
At her blog, Ms. Muers describes herself thusly:

“I’m an academic, a mother, a theologian, a Quaker, and a muesli-reading sandal-eating Guardian-wearing guilt-ridden liberal trying to be green and hoping not to be smug. I care about lots of things, perhaps too many; I think a lot, perhaps too much; I talk very fast and type slower; and I’ll figure out as I go along what this blog is for.

“Knowing experimentally” is a tip of the wide-brimmed hat to George Fox. When he talked about “knowing experimentally” he meant knowing from experience  – which is part of what a blog’s about. I also like the idea of knowledge that’s experimental in a contemporary sense – let’s see how it works, let’s see what difference it makes, let’s see what everyone else says.” [ Go to this site to see her blog]

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

From Wikipedia we learn that “Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (born 1938) is a feminist theologian. She received her Theologicum (MDiv), Lic. Theol., University of Würzburg, Thoel.D. from the University of Munster, Germany. She identifies as Catholic and her work is generally in the context of Christianity, although much of her work has broader applicability. She is currently the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

She is the co-founder and editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and is a co-editor of Concilium.[1] She was the first woman elected as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.[1] Her husband, also a chaired professor at Harvard Divinity School, is Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, a Catholic theologian.”

Prof. William Lane Craig journeyed to Finland in 2012 to debate the leading Finnish atheist Prof. Kari Enqvist, University of Helsinki. Please click here to go to the page where you can play this entire debate.

 From Wikipedia we learn, George Arthur Lindbeck (born 1923) is an American Lutheran theologian. He is best known as an ecumenicist and as one of the fathers of postliberal theology.

Lindbeck was born in 1923 in Luoyang, China, the son of American Lutheran missionaries. Raised in that country and in Korea for the first seventeen years of his life,[1] he was often sickly as a child and found himself often isolated from the world around himself.[2]

He attended Gustavus Adolphus College, graduating with a BA in 1943. He went on to do graduate work at Yale University, receiving his BD in 1946. After his undergraduate work he spent a year at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies with Étienne Gilson in Toronto then two years at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études with Paul Vignaux in Paris. He earned his PhD from Yale in 1955 concentrating on medieval studies, delivering a dissertation on Franciscan theologian John Duns Scotus.[1]


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