EPS followers may be interested in Peter S. Williams’ recent debate on God’s existence with Professor Christopher Norris at Cardiff University:
Audio of the debate is available here.
Turning to a debate of a rather different nature, Peter’s new book, C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists (Paternoster, 2013), is available from amazon.com.
How might C.S. Lewis, the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century, respond to the twenty-first century ‘new atheism’ of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and company? Might Lewis’ own journey from atheism to Christian belief illuminate and undercut the objections of the new atheists? Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams takes us on an intellectual journey through Lewis’ conversion in conversation with today’s anti-theists.
A free sample chapter is available here. You can listen to Peter’s talk from the official book launch at the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society here and to an interview about the book with Brian Auten of Apologetics 315 here.
‘This book shows the breadth, depth, and durability of Lewis’s Christian apologetics.’ – Dr. Michael Ward, Senior Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University & author of Planet Narnia
‘Given the New Atheists’ confident rejection of religious belief, one might have thought that their case would stand up to scrutiny when compared with the most prominent Christian apologist of the twentieth century, C.S. Lewis. In this book, Peter Williams clearly demonstrates that this is not the case at all. He shows that Lewis rejected his earlier atheism as a result of an in-depth consideration of the nature of reality, whereas the New Atheists fail to back up their rhetoric with any serious evaluation of the arguments. This highly readable book will be of interest to all who wish to evaluate the New Atheism and to understand the enduring legacy of C.S. Lewis.’ – Dr. David Glass, author of Atheism’s New Clothes
‘While they terrify many an unprepared soul, the new atheists are really paper tigers. Their roar rings hollow, their swagger lack intellectual rigor. Their arguments, while strident, are really hapless and hollow. Williams carefully exposes their fallacies and rebuts their arguments with biblical and intellectual rigor. This is a savvy work of apologetics for our day.’ – Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary
‘I recommend [Peter’s work] enthusiastically.’ – Dr. William Lane Craig, Research Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology