The Warren-Flew Debate On The Existence Of God
 
 
 
 

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Note: This debate took place in 1976. Video quality is not optimal.
 
Night 1 - September 20, 1976
Flew's First Affirmative
Warren's First Negative
Flew's Second Affirmative
Warren's Second Negative
Flew's Third Affirmative
Warren's Third Negative
Flew's Rejoinder
 

Night 2 - September 21, 1976
Flew's First Affirmative
Warren's First Negative
Flew's Second Affirmative
Warren's Second Negative
Flew's Third Affirmative
Warren's Third Negative
Flew's Rejoinder
Night 3 - September 22, 1976
Warren's First Affirmative
Flew's First Negative
Warren's Second Affirmative
Flew's Second Negative
Warren's Third Affirmative
Flew's Third Negative
Warren's Rejoinder
 

Night 4 - September 23, 1976
Warren's First Affirmative
Flew's First Negative
Warren's Second Affirmative
Flew's Second Negative
Warrens's Third Affirmative
Flew's Third Negative
Warren's Rejoinder
 

 
Biographical Data
 

Thomas Bratton Warren (b. August 1, 1920, Carrizo Springs, TX - d. August 8, 2000, Seagoville, TX) was an accomplished preacher, teacher, debater and author in the church of Christ. He graduated from Abilene Christian College (B.S.) with majors in mathematics, Bible and art. He held an M.A. degree from the University of Houston and received an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). He taught at Abilene Christian College, Ft. Worth Christian College (where he also served as president), Freed-Hardeman University (also head of the Bible department), Harding Graduate School of Religion (professor of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics), and the original graduate school of Tennessee Bible College (professor of Christian Doctrine and Apologetics). He founded the Spiritual Sword journal and served as its editor for twenty years. He also served as a staff writer for the Gospel Advocate and wrote/edited numerous books including The Warren-Flew Debate on The Existence of God, The Warren-Matson Debate on The Existence of God, The Warren-Barnhardt Debate on Christian Versus Humanistic Ethics, When Is An "Example" Binding? and You Can Understand The Bible (3 volumes).

Antony Garrard Newton Flew (wikipedia) (February 11, 1923 - ) was educated at St. Faith's Preparatory School, Cambridge followed by Kingswood School, Bath. During the Second World War he studied Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and was a Royal Air Force intelligence officer. After the war, Flew achieved a first class degree in Literae Humaniores at St John's College, Oxford. He received his Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Keele (England) and, at the time of this debate, was professor of philosophy at the University of Reading, near London. He served as a Lecturer in Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford from 1949 to 1950, and followed this with four years as a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, and twenty years as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Keele. Between 1973 and 1983 he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, and on his retirement took up a half-time post for a few years at York University, Toronto.

 

 
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