Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

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Best-selling author Frank Schaeffer doesn’t unequivocally believe in God. But moved in part by the love for his children and grandchildren, he prays every day. In a discussion of his latest book he asks: What’s wrong with that paradox?
Frank Schaeffer
Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend’s death, Frank Schaeffer found himself simultaneously not believing and believing in a higher power – an atheist turning to prayer.

The bestselling author examines that conflict in a discussion of his latest book, Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God. Schaeffer casts himself as an imperfect son, husband, and grandfather whose love of family and art trump the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist’s vision of a cold, meaningless universe.

Schaeffer is the author of more than a dozen books, including Sex, Mom, & God, which he discussed at the Library in 2011.

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