Today I interview philosopher Hector Avalos. First, Hector clears up a major misunderstanding of his book The End of Biblical Studies: he does not argue that Biblical studies should end, but that it should stop being apologetic in nature and instead become a secular field of study like Homeric studies or History of China studies. We also discuss:
- the origins of religious violence
- his debate with William Lane Craig
Download CPBD episode 024 with Hector Avalos. Total time is 27:41.
Hector Avalos links:
- Hector Avalos at Iowa State University
- Hector’s debate with William Lane Craig (“printer’s errors” at 1:22:00)
- Fighting Words
- The End of Biblical Studies
- Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience
- Se Puede Saber Si Dios Existe?
Links for things we discussed:
- Luke 14:26 in RSV and Good News Bible
- Which Bible translation is best?
- online parallel Bible
- An example parallel Bible: KJV / NIV / Living / RSV
- Jacques Berlinerblau quote
- William Lane Craig’s response to Hector Avalos about “printer’s errors”