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Faitheist: How An Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious

January 16th, 2013 @ 5:00pm

Book Talk and Conversation with Chris Stedman, author of Faitheist and Columnist Susan Campbell

Sponsored by the Mark Twain House and Museum Center and Hartford Seminary

Faitheist book coverThe stunning popularity of the “New Atheist” movement – whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens – speaks to both the growing ranks of atheists as well as the widespread, vehement disdain for religion among many of them. In Faitheist, Chris Stedman tells his own story to challenge the orthodoxies of this movement and make a passionate argument that atheists should engage religious diversity respectfully.

Join Chris in conversation with Susan Campbell, “Hot Dogma” blogger and author of Dating Jesus.

Chris Stedman is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, the emeritus managing director of State of Formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the founder of the first blog dedicated to exploring atheist-interfaith engagement, NonProphet Status. Stedman writes for the Huffington Post, the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, and Religion Dispatches.

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