June 25, 2009 — 14:15
Trent Dougherty Category: Links Religious Belief Tags: Trent Dougherty Comments: 1
In the latest former-former-theist news, British biographer and poet A.N. Wilson has renounced atheism. His own account occurs here in the New Statesman.
The story is a few months old but, as most readers know and many have commented, I’ve been incognito this semester.
I find this very interesting for a number of reasons including. 1. It’s a token of the type intellectual revert. 2. It’s a token of the type British intellectual revert. 3. I read his biographies of Jesus and of C.S. Lewis and found them a bit bifurcated. There seemed to be a half-believing Wilson and a half-belligerent Wilson. 4. I once would have disassociated myself from the sort of case he makes, but now endorse it, and have been experimenting with formalizing it.