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A Conversation with Bishop Robert Barron and William Lane Craig

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Join two of today's most effective Christian evangelists for a conversation about faith, science, secularism, and more!

How can Christians best share their faith? What should we know about faith and science issues? How can Catholics, Protestants, and all Christians join together against the rise of secularism?

Those questions and more will be discussed by Bishop Robert Barron and William Lane Craig in this special event hosted by the Claremont Center for Reason, Religion, and Public Affairs.






DATE: Saturday, January 13, 2018

TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION: Roberts Pavilion Arena @ Claremont McKenna College






SPEAKERS

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS. Bishop Barron is a bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. He is one of the most followed Catholics on social media. His YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times and he has over 1.5 million followers on Facebook. Ordained in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Bishop Barron received a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.


WILLIAM LANE CRAIG is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He is also the founder of Reasonable Faith. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). He has authored or edited over thirty books, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology. In 2016 Dr. Craig was named by The Best Schools as one of the fifty most influential living philosophers.






MODERATORS

STEPHEN DAVIS is the Russell K Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, at Claremont McKenna College. An expert in the philosophy of religion and analytic theology, he is the author of over seventy academic articles and some sixteen books, including Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy (2001), Christian Philosophical Theology (2006), and Rational Faith: A Philosopher’s Defense of Christianity (2016).


EDWARD FESER is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California, and Senior Scholar at the Claremont Center for Reason, Religion, and Public Affairs. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton. He has authored or edited eleven books and has written many academic articles. His primary academic research interests are in metaphysics, natural theology, the philosophy of mind, and moral and political philosophy. His most recent books are By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment (with Joseph Bessette) (Ignatius Press, 2017) and Five Proofs of the Existence of God (Ignatius Press, 2017).






SCHEDULE

7:00pm - Introduction
7:10pm - Topic #1 - Task/methods of evangelization
7:30pm - Topic #2 - Science and Faith
7:50pm - Topic #3 - Advice to Christians living in a secular world
8:00pm - Live Q&A with audience and live-stream viewers
8:30pm - Bishop Barron + William Lane Craig exchange questions with each other
8:50pm - Closing statements






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