This event occurred on October 11, 2007
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
Georgetown University

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs hosted a debate, dialogue and discussion with Christopher Hitchens, prolific essayist and author, and Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, concerning religious belief in the modern world on October 11, 2007 at Georgetown University. Michael Cromartie, Vice Pesident at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, moderated the debate.

Christopher Hitchens is a journalist, commentator, foreign correspondent and travel writer who is a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly and Vanity Fair. He also writes for Slate and The Daily Mirror. He is the author of twelve books, including God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Twelve Books 2007), Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent Lives 2005), A Long Short War: the Postponed Liberation of Iraq (Plume 2003), Why Orwell Matters (Basic Books 2002), The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Verso 2001), and Letters to a Young Contrarian (Basic Books 2001). Hitchens received a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1970. A longtime contributor to The Nation, he wrote a biweekly column for the magazine from 1982 to 2002. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pittsburgh and the New School of Social Research. ”

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