Past Events: The Case for God

Information from the event The Case for God held on March 21 2010 at Glen Iris Rd Uniting Church, Glen Iris Rd, Glen Iris. Following the holding of the 2010 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne and in the light of Karen Armstrong's powerful book The Case for God, network members explored the book's implications for their own faith and the affect of faith on the world, in both group-work and keynote sessions.

Click here to download Dick Carter's keynote input [PDF; 137KB]
Click here to download Coralie Ling's keynote input [PDF; 161KB]
Click here to download Margaret Ray's keynote input [PDF; 157KB]
Click here to download Lois Godwin's keynote input [PDF; 55KB]
Click here to download Ian Higgin's keynote input [PDF; 89KB]

1 comment:

  1. David Miller comments: 2nd January 2010.

    The lead article in the November 2009 issue of the Sea of Faith in Australia (SoFiA) Bulletin is an excellent if somewhat critical article on Karen Armstrong and her book, ‘The Case for God’.
    The article in the Bulletin was reproduced from the blog of Harry T. Cook (USA). He is an Episcopal priest, journalist, author and peace-and-justice activist. His area of research is biblical studies, especially 1st Century Greek texts. He is a noted preacher and public lecturer, and his writings are frequently published in newspapers and other journals. Each week he publishes an essay and a sermon.

    Entitled ‘O God’, his essay commences:
    “If I were to endow a university as completely as John Buchanan Duke endowed the institution that has borne his name for 85 years, or to found one as John D. Rockefeller Jr. did the University of Chicago, I would require its religious studies program to be subsumed under a department of psychology – maybe even abnormal psychology.
    This eruption of spleen is occasioned by the publication of yet another book by Karen Armstrong, this one entitled ‘The Case for God’, in which she tries in her nun-like way to defang the militant agnosticism of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. For her, there simply must be a place for ‘god’ in any universe of thought.”

    The full essay can be read at – - Click on ‘To read recent essays and sermons’. Scroll down to ‘October 2009’ and find, ‘Essay - 9th October – O God’.