Christopher Hitchens, Militant Pundit, Dies at 62

Associated Press

Christopher Hitchens, the author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right and wrote the provocative best-seller “God is Not Great,” died Thursday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

I was privileged to moderate a debate between Hitchens and an all-star lineup of Christian apologists a couple of years ago. While, not surprisingly, I felt like the theists won on points, it’s hard to deny that Hitchens, a take-no-prisoners atheist, probably won on style. A brilliant and funny man, here’s a prayer that he had a death-bed conversion.

Click here to listen to this lengthy and entertaining debate, or go here and scroll down to watch it. This event was held under the auspices of CT and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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