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First of four horsemen to speak TODAY about future of theology

A NEW seminars series examining the future landscape of theology and the impact of new atheism is starting TODAY at the University of Chichester.

The free-for-all lectures open tonight (Tuesday 24 February) with a discussion about atheism, which reached its pinnacle in the late 2000s with books by Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett.

It will be led by Dr Gary Keogh, a research associate at the University of Manchester, who will assess its implications for theology and whether it has shed new light on age-old questions that have concerned philosophers for millennia.

Tonight’s lecture is free to attend for members of the public, as well as university students and staff, and will start at 6:30pm in Room H149 on Chichester’s Bishop Otter campus, PO19 6PE.

The next seminar will be led by Dr Paula Gooder, from the Theological Society at Chichester Cathedral, on Tuesday 10 March.

This will be followed by a lecture from the University’s Professor Ben Noys, on Wednesday 25 March, about French philosophers Michel Henry and Francois Laruelle.

Dr Pat Riordan, from Heythrop College, University of London, will then be speaking about the common good on Tuesday April 21.

To find out more about the upcoming theology series contact programme administrator Heather Ballamy at