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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 »

Evidence Relating to Prayer for Healing

download PDF Evidence Relating to Answered Prayer for Healing   By Peter S. Williams   Perhaps the most widely claimed contemporary public experience of the supernatural would be the claim to have witnessed miracles of healing in answer to prayer. According to a 1996 Time magazine poll 82% of adult Americans believe in the healing… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

God in the Old Testament

download PDF God in the Old Testament   By Peter S. Williams     Many people are sometimes unsure what to make of certain portrayals of God in the Old Testament. One either accepts the reality of the events described or not, and one either accepts the reality of their divine cause or not. If… Read more »

A Universe from Someone: A critique of Lawrence Krauss

download PDF A Universe From Someone: Against Lawrence M. Krauss’ A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Free Press, 2012)   – Peter S. Williams (MA, MPhil); Philosopher in Residence at the Damaris Trust; Assistant Professor in Communication and Worldviews at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication in Norway.    … Read more »