Francis Spufford in Ely

Thursday 18th October 2012

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Unapologetic is a witty, personal, and sharp defence of traditional Christian belief, taking on what Spufford sees as the intolerant and smug way the atheist case is being made. In recent years, Christianity has increasingly been called upon to justify itself, frequently criticised by well-known spearheads of atheism like Richard Dawkins.  But here, Spufford isn’t arguing that Christianity is necessarily true; instead Spufford highlights the role it can play in our hectic 21st century lives, and why, despite everything, it still might make ‘Emotional Sense’.

As a retaliation against the ‘anti-imaginative and intolerant’ way in which the case for belief is being attacked, expect intellectual fireworks from the author of Backroom Boys and I May Be Some Time.