Read chapter 14 in Religion Matters, “Do We Need God to Do Good?” and the article “Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching” by Terry Eagleton to prepare for listening to this debate. We will watch the debate in class. Take notes as you listen. Write a 3-4 page essay following these guidelines.
a) Who had the most persuasive argument? (Not who you happen to agree with, but who won the debate?) Explain why.
b) Identify one important idea that you learned while listening to this debate.
c) Why do you believe that this idea is important?
d) Identify and explain at least one point made in chapter 14 or in the article by Eagleton that challenged one of the debaters (or vice-versa).
e) What questions(s) has this debate raised for you? What are you wondering about?
Loyola University ChicagoInstitution
Private College or University Institution Type
Assignment Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2013 Date Published
Religious Studies, Political Science, Theology Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition