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Faith and Unbelief: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Bullivant (Video)

Stephen Bullivant

Dr. Stephen Bullivant has long been one of our most popular contributors here at Strange Notions. Atheists appreciate his respectful, fair-minded articles while Catholics value his careful articulation of what Catholicism actually teaches about atheism.

Stephen has authored two books, The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Faith and Unbelief (Canterbury Press, 2013; Paulist Press, 2014). He also just released a massive tome that he co-edited with the philosopher Michael Ruse, titled The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (Oxford University Press, 2013).

I recently sat down with Stephen to discuss his conversion from atheism to Catholicism, the role of Christianity in the rise of atheism, and what Catholicism teaches about the salvation of atheists. Enjoy!
 

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Topics Discussed:

1:32 - How did you, as an atheist, become interested in researching Catholicism?
3:16 - What role have Christians played in the rise of atheism?
6:10 - What does the Catholic Church teach about the salvation of non-believers?
10:19 - What can Christians and atheists learn from each other?
 
 
Read Stephen's many articles at Strange Notions and be sure to pick up one of his books, The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2012), Faith and Unbelief (Canterbury Press, 2013; Paulist Press, 2014), or The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (Oxford University Press, 2013).
 
Faith and Unbelief
 

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Brandon Vogt

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Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. He's also the founder of StrangeNotions.com. Brandon has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, CBS, FoxNews, SiriusXM, and EWTN. He converted to Catholicism in 2008, and since then has released several books, including The Church and New Media (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011), Saints and Social Justice (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014), and RETURN (Numinous Books, 2015). He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Brandon lives with his wife, Kathleen, and their five children in Central Florida. Follow him at BrandonVogt.com or connect through Twitter at @BrandonVogt.

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