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Two Theologians and "Why I Am Not a Christian"


  • Stefan Andersson


Bertrand Russell’s speech “Why I Am Not a Christian” (1927) triggered many theologians to defend Christian beliefs. Aside from his rational criticism of the so-called “proofs” of God’s existence, it is his humorous irony as a rhetorical weapon that made many abandon their faith in Christianity and become atheists or at least agnostics. In this article I examine two British theologians’ unsuccessful attempts to counterattack Russell’s devastating analysis of some central Christian dogmas.