10-Minute Talks: Atheism in debate

by Professor David Fergusson FBA

20 Jan 2021

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

Heralded as the exponents of a 'new atheism', critics of religion such as Richard Dawkins are highly visible and vocal today. In this talk, David Fergusson explains the growing interest in the study of atheism and the different forms that this now takes. He suggests that faith communities can benefit from patient engagement with their critics, even while resisting the reductive explanations of the new atheism.

Speaker: Professor David Fergusson FBA, Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh (From 1 April 2021, he will take up the Regius Chair of Divinity at the University of Cambridge)

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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