Holy Probable

There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
by Antony Flew, with Roy Abraham Varghese
HarperCollins, 2007
(256 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Louis Markos

The announcement sent shock waves through the academy: Famed British philosopher and atheist Antony Flew now believes in the existence of God. A brief look at Flew’s resume will make clear why the announcement was so shocking.

Since 1950, Flew has been one of the leading proponents of and apologists for philosophical atheism. In that year, Flew published a paper, “Theology and Falsification,” in which he asked, “Do the numerous qualifications surrounding theological utterances result in . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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