Brought to you by:

Premier consists of Premier Christian Media Trust registered as a charity (no. 287610) and as a company limited by guarantee (no. 01743091) with two fully-owned trading subsidiaries: Premier Christian Communications Ltd (no. 02816074) and Christian Communication Partnership Ltd (no. 03422292). All three companies are registered in England & Wales with a registered office address of 22 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4NP.

© Premier 2019 | Privacy Policy

Video Conversations

Are science, humanism and ongoing moral progress the result of an atheistic Enlightenment philosophy, or the product of a Judaeo-Christian worldview?

Steven Pinker is professor of psychology at Harvard University whose work spans, sociology, evolution, language and philosophy. His latest book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress makes the case that human progress has never been greater and we need to guard against unscientific ways of thinking, including religion, to see it continue. 

Nick Spencer is research director at Theos and the author of books such as The evolution of the West: How Christianity has shaped our Values. He believes that while the story of progress  may be true, modern thinkers fail to realise how indebted western values of equality, democracy  and science are to Christianity.
 

Episode 2: The future of humanity: Have science, reason and humanism replaced faith?

Steven Pinker and Nick Spencer

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Sign up for the Unbelievable? newsletter and be the first to see newly released episodes. Plus you’ll also receive exclusive bonus content, updates and resources!