Americans who check “none of the above” when asked about their religion continue to increase in numbers. To more and more among us, churchgoing and religious belief seem pointless artifacts of the past.
But what if the skeptics are wrong?
In this lecture, author Mary Eberstadt takes the case directly to the ‘nones.’ She lays out four different arguments for reconsidering the question of religious faith—arguments that will be of interest to all serious people, faithful and secular alike. Ranging over evidence from history, philosophy, aesthetics, and more, she makes the case for organized faith, and addresses the shortcomings of do-it-yourself “spirituality.”
This webinar is designed both to entertain, and to provoke new thoughts among all listeners. Believers will hear ideas they can bring to friends and family who have fallen away from faith; while unbelievers will be engaged by her open and civil discussion of subjects meaningful to everyone, wherever we may stand on the question of God.
Mary Eberstadt, Author
Mary Eberstadt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute; and she holds the Panula Chair at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC. Additionally, she is a Contributor for Praxis Circle.
Her latest book is Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited (2023). She is author of several other books including Primal Screams (2019); How the West Really Lost God (2013); and Adam and Eve after the Pill (2012). Mrs. Eberstadt’s writing has appeared in many magazines and journals, and she is a frequent public speaker inside and outside the United States. Her 2010 novel The Loser Letters, about a young woman in rehab struggling with atheism, was adapted for stage, and premiered at Catholic University in fall 2017.
She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Seton Hall University and Magdalen College, NH. During the Reagan administration, she was speechwriter to Secretary of State George Shultz, and a writing assistant to Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick at the United Nations. Updates about her work can be found on her website, maryeberstadt.com.