Debate: Does God Exist? John Shook PhD vs Fr. Carter Griffin

Wednesday, January 25th 2012 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 25th 2012 at 9:30 pm
GW University - Cloyd Heck Marvin Center – Grand Ballroom, 800 21st St NW (Foggy Bottom Metro), Washington, DC 20037
Debate: Does God Exist? 
John Shook PhD vs Fr. Carter Griffin 

Free and open to the public. Please note that this is a GWU Student sponsored event and we are only allowed 75 attendees from the general public. Admission will be strictly first come – first serve. 

Dr. John R. Shook is a scholar and professor living in Washington,D.C. He is Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Inquiry since 2006, and the new Education Coordinator for the American Humanist Association. He is also on the faculty of the Science and the Public EdM program at the University at Buffalo. Among his books are Dewey’s Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality (authored, 2000), Blackwell Companion to Pragmatism (co-edited, 2005), The Future of Naturalism (edited with Paul Kurtz, 2009), and The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists, Believers, and Everyone in Between (authored, 2010)

Father Carter Griffin is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He converted to Catholicism while attending Princeton University, and upon graduation in 1994 he served for four years as a surface line officer in the United States Navy before applying to the seminary. His seminary studies included two years of philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary followed by five years of theology at the North American College in Rome. Father Griffin was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and served as priest-secretary to the Archbishop of Washington until he returned to Rome in 2008 to pursue a doctorate in theology. Upon his return to the Archdiocese he served as parochial vicar of St. Peter’s parish on Capitol Hill, and in July 2011 he began his current assignment as the Director of Priest Vocations of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Vice-Rector of the new Blessed John Paul II Seminary.


Tim Miller Associate Dean of Students for the Center for Student Engagement
The debate will be followed by an audience Q & A