Posts By: Peter Byrom

Dawkins’ God Delusion Reviewed

download PDF Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, (Bantam 2006)   Reviewed by Peter S. Williams (MA, MPhil)     Richard Dawkins has been described as ‘materialistic, reductionist and overtly anti-religious.’[1] Nevertheless, The God Delusion – which is descended by design from the two-part television series The Root of all Evil?[2] – is his first book… Read more »

Contra Grayling – A critique of “Against All Gods”

download PDF Contra Grayling   A Christian Response to Against All Gods (Oberon Books, 2007)   By Peter S. Williams (MA, MPhil)     A.C. Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London, begins his self-described polemic against religion with a question and an answer: ‘Does Religion deserve respect? I argue that it… Read more »

Postmodernism

download PDF   A Pre-Modern Reflection Upon the Modernist Foundations of Postmodernism   St. Augustine’s book The City of God (written c. 413-426 A.D.) opens by contrasting the city ‘of God’ (i.e. the kingdom of God) and the city of ‘the world’ (in the Pauline sense of ’the world’). Augustine proceeds to analyze history in… Read more »

In Search of Innocence

download PDF In Search of Innocence Keywords: Human nature, innocence, heaven, consciousness   Film title: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Inosensu: Kôkaku Kidôtai) Director: Mamoru Oshii Screenplay: Mamoru Oshii Distributor: DreamWorks SKG Cinema Release Date: 17 September 2004 (USA limited release); 28 October 2005 DVD Release date: 27 February 2006 (UK) Certificate: 15 (UK);… Read more »

Jesus the Exorcist

download PDF   Jesus the Exorcist   by Peter S. Williams   “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” – Unnamed demon, (Mark 1:24).     Synopsis   The New Testament presents Jesus as, among other… Read more »

The Skeptic’s Skeptic

download PDF The Skeptic’s Sceptic: Carl Sagan’s The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (Penguin, 2006) Reviewed in Four Parts by Peter S. Williams     Part 1   Carl Sagan (1934-1996) – ‘the world’s best-known scientist in the late twentieth century’[1] – was Professor of Astronomy and Space… Read more »

Christianity Explained

download PDF   Christianity Explained – what, how, what does it cost you, and what do you get?   By Peter S. Williams   Christianity isn’t about what you believe or what you do, but who you know. Being a Christian is about being in an exciting friendship with God by trusting Jesus. Christians believe… Read more »

Archelogical Evidence and the Divinity of Jesus

download PDF Archaeological Evidence and the Divinity of Jesus   Peter S. Williams – Philosopher in Residence at the Damaris Trust UK and Assistant Professor in Communication and Worldviews at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication in Norway.   ‘While the Council of Nicea had important consequences, its significance has been exaggerated into legend by… Read more »