Monday, March 30, 2009

Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue

I've just acquired a book from IVP with the above title that I'm looking forward to reading. I'm not an expert in Christian Apologetics but I have dabbled a little in the past; mainly because in my late teens to early 20's I was a professing atheist. Therefore being converted not by convincing theistic arguments I was eager to explore them soon after I professed faith.

The format of this book is actually what prompted me to begin. It essentially a conglomeration of emails between former senior editor at InterVarsity Press Dr. James Sire and retired senior biochemist Dr. Carl Peraino.

From the back of the book,

Sparked by a chance meeting between two book-club acquaintances and their discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's obituary, this dialogue between long-time Christian Jim Sire and forthright atheist Carl Peraino developed through extended email exchanges exploring minds and brains, science and morality, faith and reason, God and violence, doubt and rhetoric.

Anyone who has experimented with apologetics like myself may find this book interesting. I look forward to sharing some thoughts on it in future posts.

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