Christian Philosophy, with Fireworks

If you’re interested in Christian philosophy (and I know you are!), here’s an intriguing play-by-play of a recent debate between Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga and the Snidely Whiplash to his Dudley Do-Right, atheist philosopher Daniel Dennett

As popular as atheism has become, especially in academia, it’s good to see the Christian philosophers still in there swinging. In fact the most heartening thing about the whole face-off was this comment from our correspondent:

2:23 pm – The room is overflowing. Numerous prominent philosophers on both sides are here. It’s fascinating that a room full of philosophers should be so divided on this issue. It is perhaps the first time in centuries that Christians have been such a high concentration of professional philosophers.

Also heartening is that, judging by the way Plantinga handled the exchange, he read the tips in our series on approaching atheists. Yes, I’m sure that’s it.