This was the title of a debate that took place on April 7, 2011 in the University of Notre Dame, Indiana between William Lane Craig and Samuel Harris.
Does Good come from God?
By now we have already devoted some time to professor Craig in the section – Video of the week, but to have it all together William Lane Craig is a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A), The University of Birmingham (Ph.D.) and finished at the University of Munich as Doctor of Theology in 1984 since then he has authored or edited over 30 books. He is an Evangelical Christian apologist, theologian and philosopher as well as a contemporary proponent of natural theology, often participating in debates on the existence of God.
Mr. Samuel Harris is a Co-Founder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Mr. Harris’s writing has been published in over 15 languages. He and his work have been discussed in TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, and many other journals. He is a well-known contemporary critic of religion, along with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Being a member of the New Atheism movement, Harris also calls for separation of church and state, civil rights for the non-religious as well as freedom to criticize religion.
Wish you a pleasant experience and plenty of new insights! 🙂
Full Audio recording: Mirror 1 (Apologetics 315)
I will not take time for the evaluation or a review of the debate, for there has been many others who did so already. If you are interested in some of them here you can find reviews of this debate both from atheists and by Christians.
written by Peter Makovíni