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6:00 PM | How to be an Atheist (According to St. Thomas Aquinas)

  • University College Dublin, Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland (map)

University College Dublin

Newman Building | Room A106

6:00 PM

A lecture by Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the UCD Newman Center.

Event Description

There is an abundance of literature, academic and popular, discussing the validity or otherwise of arguments for God's existence put forward by St Thomas Aquinas. The approach of this lecture is different. It takes these arguments as a springboard for interrogating the atheist position(s): What are the problems in asserting the world to be uncaused, or in denying the existence of a necessary being? Dialogue partners on the atheist side will include Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Bertrand Russell. 

Speaker Bio

Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. teaches theology at the Dominican House of Studies, Dublin. He studied science and theology at Cambridge University, and recently completed postgraduate studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

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