Voices of Reason - Nathan Schneider: God in Proof

Sunday, December 8th 2013 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 8th 2013 at 4:00 pm
Hill Center-Drummond Hall (Eastern Market Metro), 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet

In this tour of the history of arguments for and against the existence of God, Nathan Schneider embarks on a remarkable intellectual, historical, and theological journey through the centuries of believers and unbelievers—from ancient Greeks, to medieval Arabs, to today’s most eminent philosophers and the New Atheists. Framed by an account of Schneider’s own unique journey, God in Proof illuminates the great minds who wrestled with one of history’s biggest questions together with their arguments, bringing them to life in their time, and our own. Schneider’s sure-handed portrayal of the characters and ideas involved in the search for proof challenges how we normally think about doubt and faith while showing that, in their quest for certainty and the proofs to declare it, thinkers on either side of the God divide are often closer to one another than they would like to think. 

Nathan Schneider has written about religion and resistance for publications including Harper’s, The Nation, the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and elsewhere. He is an editor of the online literary magazine Killing the Buddha and Waging Nonviolence, a daily source for people-powered news and analysis from around the world. He is the author of God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, both published by University of California Press in 2013.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

Free and open to the public (Registration required).  

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  • Public Admission + God in Proof book: $35
  • Friends of the Center Admission + God in Proof book: $32  

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God in Proof book cover 

Copies of God in Proof purchased in advance will be available for pick-up at the registration table. Copies will also be on sale at the event. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.