Faith and Unbelief: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Bullivant (Video)
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!
Download the interview here (15 minutes)
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).
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