Hitchens vs. Blair: Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World

Hitchens vs. Blair: Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World

by Christopher Hitchens, Tony Blair

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Overview

Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world’s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion.

Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this edition of The Munk Debates -- Canada’s premier international debate series -- Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations?

This exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770890206
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date: 03/04/2011
Series: The Munk Debates
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 969,855
File size: 209 KB

About the Author

Tony Blair was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011) was a journalist and the author of over twenty books, including the international bestselling book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Read an interview with Christopher Hitchens: http://bit.ly/HitchensRichler

Table of Contents

Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World 1

Christopher Hitchens in conversation Noah Richler 55

Tony Blair in conversation John Geiger 67

About the Debaters 75

About the Moderator 77

About the Munk Debates 79

Permissions 81

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