Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Q&A #4

This is the fourth section of Q & A from the CATO Institute featuring Mark David Henderson. After speaking candidly about his new book, The Soul of Atlas, the author fielded several questions including this one on how to engage those with disparate world views. In particular, Michelle Marston from the Becket Fund for Religious […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Q&A #1

The next four posts include questions (and some answers) about The Soul of Atlas and common ground. In this video, Edward Hutchins from The Atlas Society asks a question about selfishness in the context of common ground between Objectivism and Christianity. Christian conservatives and secular libertarians can work together. When widely influential, yet substantially opposing, […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Act Together to Break Down Barriers

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Act Together to Break Down Barriers When followers of Ayn Rand and Christians get together and ally with one another, as like-minded people, we can effect great change in the world. Separately, we will continue to fight against each other. Adherents of disparate world views like these two can be inclined […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Reconcile

Series: Ayn Rand and Christianity, Breaking Down Barriers Thus far in this series, we have heard David Kelley introduce Mark David Henderson at the CATO Institute. Mark went on to explain the “how to” of breaking down barriers between followers of Ayn Rand (Objectivists) and Christians. Put another way, how can we bring together secular […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers Requires Understanding

At the CATO Institute, author Mark David Henderson says “a conversation between Ayn Rand and Christianity may have many outcomes, but at least one of them should be understanding one another.” The barriers that exist between adherents of each world view cannot be broken down unless we first engage, and second, understand. Misconceptions abound… I […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Engage

“Engage” is the first step in breaking down barriers between Ayn Rand and Christianity. The series entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” began last Friday with an introduction by David Kelley, founder and president of The Atlas Society. Dr. Kelley introduced The Soul of Atlas and speaker Mark David Henderson at a CATO Institute luncheon. “Compelled” to […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, An Introduction by David Kelley

Mark David Henderson spoke to a distinguished group at CATO Institute. The talk, entitled “Breaking Down Barriers between Ayn Rand and Christianity,” focuses on the themes in The Soul of Atlas (Reason Publishing, 2013). Specifically, Henderson says this: Not only does common ground between these two world views exist, but it’s substantial. There are plenty […]

4 Easy Steps to Break Down Barriers, Part 1

Mark David Henderson, author of The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground, spoke to This portion of the talk is entitled, “The Four Stages of Breaking Down Barriers and Finding Common Ground.” This segment addresses the first stage: Engage. I’m talking about the compulsion that led to my quest to […]