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.

Educational Background

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. [1]

Publications

The End of Racism

Ronald Reagan

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]

Articles


Atheism


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

Christianity


How Christians Ended Slavery

Taking Christ Out of Christmas

Was Hitler a Christian?

A Christian Foundation

Current Events

Why Bill Maher made Me Laugh


Radical Islam

Political

Secularism is not the Answer

The Prophet at Harvard

Lincoln: Tyrant, Hypocrite, or Consummate Statesman?

Science

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,
Chad

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