John Lennox - Career - Debates


Lennox is a Christian academic and has participated in a number of public debates against individuals including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Michael Shermer.

  • On 3 October 2007, Lennox debated with Richard Dawkins at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama on Dawkins' views expressed in his book, The God Delusion.
  • Professors Lennox and Dawkins had a follow-up discussion in April 2008 at Trinity College, Oxford to expand upon topics left undeveloped during The God Delusion Debate.
  • On 9 August 2008, Lennox debated with Christopher Hitchens at the Edinburgh International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland on the question of whether or not Europe should jettison its religious past and welcome the "New Atheism."
  • On 23 August 2008, Lennox debated with Michael Shermer at the Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney, Australia on the existence of God.
  • On 21 October 2008, Lennox debated with Richard Dawkins for the second time at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the site of the 1860 Oxford evolution debate between Thomas Henry Huxley and Samuel Wilberforce. The debate was titled "Has Science Buried God?" and centred on that question. The Spectator called the event "Huxley-Wilberforce, Round Two."
  • On 3 March 2009, Lennox debated with Christopher Hitchens for the second time at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama on the question "Is God Great?" The debate addressed the validity of some of Hitchens' claims in his book God is Not Great.

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