Atheists: The Origin of the Species
A book recounting the historical development of atheism, showing that atheism has always been a cluster of different social and political phenomena.
Nick will feature in Justin Brierley’s ‘The Big Conversation’ alongside Stephen Pinker and other thinkers, on what it means to be human.
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The Big Conversation is a unique video series from Unbelievable?, featuring world–class thinkers across the Christian and atheist communities. It explores science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.
The series launches on 9th June 2018 with a debate between Jordan B Peterson and Susan Blackmore.
On 23rd June, watch Theos’ Nick Spencer debate with Steven Pinker. Nick reviewed Steven’s book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress here.
Other upcoming debates will include:
Derren Brown & Rev Richard Coles
Daniel Dennett & Keith Ward
John Lennox & Michael Ruse
Peter Singer & Andy Bannister
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Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion
Posted 24 May 2018
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