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Religion on Trial
Religion on Trial
Episode 5 • Featuring Special Guest, Craig Parton

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On this episode, Shane continues his conversation with Craig Parton, author of Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims. In this book, Craig argues that “Religions are worldviews. They claim to address the primary questions of our existence—where we came from, where we are going, and why we are going where we are going.” In that sense, he says, “Everyone is religious, because everyone has a worldview, even if that worldview is that we came from a totally purposeless beginning and are returning to dust.” But, how can we determine whether a given worldview happens to be true?


Recommended Reading
Religion on Trial, Craig Parton (book)
Habits of the Heart, Robert Bellah et al (book)
Is Faith a Feeling?, Shane Rosenthal (article)
Why Should We Believe the Bible?, Shane Rosenthal (article)
What is Faith?, Shane Rosenthal (20 page PDF resource)

Recommended Episodes
Questioning Your Faith
Power or Persuasion?
Faith & Experience, Part 1
Faith & Experience, Part 2
Faith & Proof

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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.