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At the Origins of Modern Atheism

LSE's Programme for the Study of Religion and Non-Religion public discussion

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Rev Dr Giles Fraser
Discussant: Professor John Gray
Chair: Dr Matthew Engelke

UPDATE: Wednesday 6 June, 12pm. Due to unforeseen circumstance this event will now take place in the Old Theatre, Old Building (previously advertised in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre).

In the first event of the Programme for the Study of Religion and Non-Religion, Giles Fraser examines the links between Enlightenment thought and theology, reflecting on how theology frames the very ways in which we can understand the denial of God.

Giles Fraser is the former canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

John Gray is emeritus professor of European Thought at LSE.

This event is supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lseatheism

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043. 


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