Mark Lanier stops by to talk about his new book, Atheism on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Case for Unbelief (IVP, 2022).
Lanier is one of the top trial attorneys in the nation and he founded the Lanier Theological Library (along with his sweet wife, Becky). Today, Lanier Foundation governs the mission and practices of this ministry.
Lanier has one foot in the world of law and another in the church. He seems to move seamlessly through both realms.
That’s why it made sense these days as unbelief is trendy and atheism is on the rise for Mark to put atheism, agnosticism, and unbelief on the scales of justice and see if they meet the burden of proof.
This is book two in a trilogy of books that began with Mark’s first InterVarsity Press book, Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith(InterVarsity Press, 2015).
That book has done extremely well since its publication. Now Mark has submitted his manuscript for the third book in the trilogy. You have to wait and see who and what is on trial next.
This is what I wrote about the book:
“In Atheism on Trial, Mark Lanier has produced a clear, concise, and worthy companion to Christianity on Trial. With the sensibilities and skills that come with being one of the most successful trial lawyers in US history, Lanier carefully dissects and deconstructs the arguments posed by advocates of atheism and its more congenial sister, agnosticism. After closing arguments, the underpinnings of atheistic philosophy are found wanting, and a case for the Christian faith prevails.”
Mark will lecture on his book in the Stone Chapel during the weekend of Oct 7-9, 2022. For more information about the lecture click here. Be sure to register soon. We expect this lecture to fill up.
Stay tuned to the end of the podcast to hear Mark’s nugget of wisdom.
To see Mark’s 2015 lecture on “Christianity on Trial” click here.
For more books by Mark Lanier, click here.
For more information about attending Mark’s lecture or future lectures at the Library, click here.
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