My written exchange (turned philosophical road show) with Adam Lee on the nonreligious channel has culminated into a book!
The working title is Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City (An Uncommon Exchange). It’s being published by Cascade Books, an imprint of the Oregon publishing house Wipf & Stock, devoted to “books that combine academic rigor with broad appeal and readability”.
The goal of our book (and live events) is to raise the bar on the how the discussion is had – as the subtitle suggests – on God, the big questions, and the just city. I’m particularly proud of our project as I believe it celebrates academic level discord on these questions (and agreement on some of them) in a spirit of friendship, all the while rallying our around a shared cause: ending human trafficking. On that note, please consider donating to this shared cause at www.polarisproject.org/andrewandadam.
Here are some early reviews:
“Andrew Murtagh and Adam Lee provide a model of how conversations in day-to-day life can be touched by the philosophical spirit—one that seeks actual reasons for accepting or rejecting various claims, that acknowledges the limitations of one’s own perspective, and that is open to altering one’s views in the evolving endeavor to discern what is true and to order one’s life accordingly.”
—William Jaworski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and author of Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind
“A bold journey… The nature of the good, the existence of God, faith and reason, the problem of evil, the historicity of Jesus, consciousness, heaven, causation, justice, church and state, and abortion, it’s all here… If you share Murtagh and Lee’s passion for the friendly pursuit of truth across deep intellectual divides, then Meta is for you.”
—Randal Rauser, Ph.D., Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary and author of An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar…“Perhaps you have grown tired of scholarly dialogues that regularly lose the audience in technicalities, or where opponents scream over each other so neither can be heard. If you enjoy dialogues but refuse to pay these prices, try this discussion between Andrew Murtagh (a Christian) and Adam Lee (an atheist).”
—Gary Habermas, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor & Chair of Philosophy at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and author of The Historical Jesus
“A theist and an atheist walk into a radio station, and out come a brilliant series of letters. Thoughtful, witty, respectful – Lee’s and Murtagh’s extended conversation about the nature of truth, existence, and morality transcends competition and spectacle.”
—Katherine Stewart, journalist and author of The Good News Club: The Religious Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children
Check out my blog for more information on human trafficking, my and Adam’s upcoming events, and the book’s release announcement.