UNH Speakers Bureau

The Recent Atheist Movement

 

Program Description:

In the last few years American atheists (and agnostics, humanists, skeptics, et al.) have found their voices again and discovered there are more of them than anyone thought. Billboards have been appearing: “There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” What’s behind this new assertiveness? Are there new argument against the existence of God? Are there new conditions that make the question more urgent?


Speaker:

Michael Ferber

Michael Ferber is a professor and director of graduate studies in the English department at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include romantic poetry, western literature from the Greeks forward, and war and peace studies. He has written or edited five books about Romanticism and a dictionary of literary symbols. When he was a graduate student during the Vietnam War he was indicted for conspiracy to violate the draft law and stood trial with with Benjamin Spock the baby doctor and Rev. Coffin, chaplain of Yale.

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