Monday, June 29, 2009
Apologist Profile: Dinesh D'Souza
Author Dinesh D'Souza has spent the majority of his career as a political conservative author. Only recently has he stepped into the role as a Christian apologist, on a popular level. His latest book, What's so Great about Christianity, is a bold defense of Christian theism, coupled with fine scholarship. As reviewer Stanley Fish puts it:
"Rather than engaging in the usual defensive ploys, D'Souza meets every anti-God argument head on and defeats it on its own terms. He subjects atheism and scientific materialism to sustained riqourous interrogation and shows that their claims are empty and incoherent."
Dinesh has debated such well-knowns as Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Dan Barker, Michael Shermer, and Peter Singer. You can view these debates here.
Mr. D'Souza strives to "defeat atheism on it's own terms." Although I haven't always agreed with Dinesh in the past, I find his latest work to be a valuable tool.
A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D'Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983. 
The End of Racism
What's So Great about America
Letters to a Young Conservative
What's So Great about Christianity
To view a comprehensive list of Dinesh's publications, see here. [Scroll down the middle column]
Atheism Masquerading as Science
Run, Peter Singer, Run
Atheism and Child Murder
Are Atheists Cultural Christians?
My Debate with Atheist Christopher Hitchens
An Atheist Conundrum: Who Made God?
Sigmund Freud's Illusions
How Christians Ended Slavery
Taking Christ Out of Christmas
Was Hitler a Christian?
A Christian Foundation
Why Bill Maher made Me Laugh
Secularism is not the Answer
The Prophet at Harvard
Lincoln: Tyrant, Hypocrite, or Consummate Statesman?
The Two Faces of Darwin
When Science Points to God
Debunking the Galileo Myth
For more articles by Dinesh, see here or here.
I hope you find these resources helpful.
Courage and Godspeed,