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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 10, 2021 – Hour 2

Al asks whether Religion causes most wars and Lydia McGrew unpacks “hidden coincidences” in the Scriptures.

Kresta Comments: Does Religion Cause Violence?

“Religion has caused more war and violence than anything else! Just look at the Crusades, the wars in post-Reformation Europe, and the rise of Jihadist attacks!” If you dialogue with atheists, you’ve probably heard this charge. Is there any truth to it? How should you respond? Al discusses.  

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Is Religion the Cause of Most Wars?

“The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment”: Michael Burleigh as Historian of “Political Religion”

Does Religion Cause Violence?


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The “Hidden Coincidences” of the Scriptures 

There’s a powerful argument for the historicity of the Gospels that has been, for the most part, forgotten in recent years. It’s the way the Gospels, Book of Acts and Pauline letters “fit” together like pieces of a puzzle. Lydia McGrew joins us with a closer look at these “undesigned coincidences” and how they strengthen the case for Biblical accuracy.

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Lydia’s website

Lydia McGrew is a widely-published analytic philosopher who specializes in classical and formal epistemology, probability theory and philosophy of religion. She’s the author of Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts. Visit

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