11.00-12.10: Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou: The real religions of the Bible
Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Professor of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient religion at Exeter's Department of Theology and Religion. She presented the BBC TV series The Bible's Buried Secrets and also contributed to Channel 4's The Bible: A History. Prof Stavrakopoulou is an atheist. Her books include Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judea.
12.10 - 1.10 Break for lunch
1.10 - 2.40 Keith Ward and Stephen Law: Does God exist?
A conversation (with extended audience Q&A) between theologian and priest Keith Ward and humanist philosopher Stephen Law, looking at evidence for and against the existence of God. Keith Ward is one of the world's leading philosopher theologians, and also author of many popular books on God, including his recent The Evidence for God. Stephen Law is Provost of CFI UK and author of a number of introductions to philosophy including The Philosophy Gym.
2.50-3.30 Plenary Session
Q&A with Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Keith Ward, and Stephen Law. 3.30 END.
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