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Is God a Figment of Our Imagination?

On September 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., individuals, groups, and organizations large and small will have the opportunity to think about this heady question and others like it by participating in a free, live-streamed event featuring two world-renowned scholars who will share their thoughts on whether or not God is a figment of the imagination.

Alister McGrath – the British atheist who became a theist, and Michael Shermer, the American theist who became an atheist – are coming to the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. Technology will capture their two-hour dialogue and stream it (via YouTube) for free to individuals, organizations, student groups, community groups, churches, and book clubs.

Tickets for those attending in person are $25 ($10 for students).

Dr. Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford and a devout Christian. In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds, (UK).

Dr. Michael Shermer is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University (Orange, CA) where he teaches Skepticism 101. He is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications.

“Is God a Figment of Our Imagination?” – Alister McGrath & Michael Shermer
7:30PM-9:30PM, Friday, September 15
Convocation Hall, University of Toronto
Event info & Tickets:
Live-Stream Link:
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Event Sponsors: Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA), Wycliffe College, Faith Today magazine, the Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFI Canada), RZIM (Ravi Zacharias Ministries) and P2C (Power to Change).

The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) seeks to bring science-faith conversations to a more fruitful level. Many Canadian scientists, working in government laboratories, public and private universities, industry, and medicine are Bible-believing Christians and participate fully in the international scientific community.

For more information:
Mark McEwan,
Project Development Officer, CSCA (
604.513.2121 ext. 3259

This project/publication was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

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