Excited to have Dr. Alister McGrath on the podcast. He is a public intellectual, a scholar of science and religion, a prolific author, and the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University.

In the conversation we discuss:

  • the relationship of religion and science
  • Alister’s own testimony of faith
  • Dawkins’ fluffy and boring atheism
  • evolutionary accounts of religious origins
  • the role of wonder for the intellectual quest
  • the human quest for meaning
  • the religious instinct
  • the relationship between empirical and meaningful accounts. – value and meaning
  • the cultural internalization of Descartes, Hume, and friends
  • how one’s faith is shaped by others
  • the nature of the theological task and its relationship to the community of faith
  • how the ‘New Athiest’ movement changed the public conversation about religion
  • McGrath’s on-going relationship with CS Lewis and Einstien
  • McGrath’s advice on being a better atheist
  • what is human nature?

Books by McGrath


This episode is sponsored by a brand new podcast from Christian Theological Seminary: