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God and the Big Bang: Cosmology - A Religion for Atheists?

Prof. William Lane Craig

Date :

22 March 2016 (Tue)

Time 19:00 - 20:30

Venue

Grand Hall, HKU

Co-organized by:
Faith and Global Engagement, HKU
General Education, HKU 

In the award-winning film The Theory of Everything, the young Stephen Hawking describes cosmology as a religion for intelligent atheists. The film then explores the theological implications of two cosmological models defended by Hawking.  Do these models in fact have the implications which Hawking attributes to them, and will cosmology play successfully the role of a surrogate religion? In the dialogue between science and theology, philosophy plays a crucial role. In this talk, Dr. Craig will respond to Hawking's claim to have eliminated the Creator of the Big Bang.

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham and his PhD in Theology at the University of Munich. He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology (Oxford University Press) andGod?: A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist (Oxford University Press), as well as over a hundred articles in leading academic journals such asAstrophysics and Space Science, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and The Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

 

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