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Debate: Is Christianity the Problem?

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On Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m., BookTV (C-SPAN2) will air a taped Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) cosponsored debate on the topic, “Is Christianity the Problem?” The debate (which occurred Monday) will feature the author of the book What’s So Great About Christianity, by Dinesh D’Souza, and Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens is the author of God is not Great.

The debate will be moderated by Marvin Olasky, who is the editor in chief of WORLD magazine and a senior fellow at the Acton Institute. The debate was held on the campus of New York’s King’s College, where Olasky is the provost.

Some other notable debates for November sponsored by ISI include these:

“Darwinian Conservatives: Friends or Foes?”

and “Are Unions Destroying American Education?”

You can also download the video and audio of past debates on the ISI Web site.

Ray Nothstine is opinion editor of the the North State Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he was managing editor of Acton Institute's Religion & Liberty quarterly. In 2005 Ray graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Mississippi in Oxford.


  • This triumphalist attitude that D’Souza brings to this discussion is very unfortunate and I believe misguided.

    As a Christian, I have to admit that oftentimes WE are the problem. Not the media. Not the dreaded liberals. Not the atheists.

    As a counter to the perspective that D’Souza puts forth, I would recommend checking out the new book unChristian. For a preview, check out this interview with unChristian co-author Gabe Lyons.