College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Terry Eagleton

Professor Terry Eagleton delivered a lecture in March 2010 on 'The God Debate'.

Professor Terry Eagleton

Event details

Lecture title: 'The God Debate'

Date: 1 March 2010, 5.30pm

Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Booking for this lecture is essential.


Terry Eagleton is a former Thomas Warton Professor at Oxford University and holds Distinguished Professorships at the Universities of Lancaster, Notre Dame and the National University of Ireland.

He is a fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and the author of some fifty books of literacy, cultural and political criticism.

Lecture abstract

Why has God suddenly reappeared in intellectual debate? The lecture attempts to put these contentions in the broader political context of the so-called 'war on terror'.

This lecture has been recorded and can be viewed on Youtube:

Lecture video