Who is Mark David Henderson?

Mark is the author of The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground [Reason Publishing]. He also speaks to a variety of audiences about finding common ground in unlikely places. Mark has been vitally interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy for over three decades. He studied Victorian Poetry and Neuroscience at Brown […]

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I just saw The Soul of Atlas available for Amazon Kindle’s free download… Now! Please jump on this opportunity to download this title for free now to Amazon Prime members. If you’re not a member, email me now and I will see what I can do as an author desiring to promote this title. Thanks!

Is there a perfect audience for The Soul of Atlas?

The Soul of Atlas is addressed to three distinct audiences: two explicit and one implicit. The explicit audiences are Objectivists, or admirers of Ayn Rand and Christians; the implicit is the listener, the “fly on the wall.” (Not that I think of any reader as a fly; it’s a metaphor.) There is also a sense of […]

Ayn Rand vs Jesus at International Students for Liberty Conference this Weekend

On Saturday, February 15th at 3:00 pm, The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics will host a panel discussion entitled, “Ayn Rand vs Jesus.” I’m excited about it. I’ll be on the panel, hosted by Dr. Anne Bradley, speaking about Ayn Rand and Christianity. If all goes as planned, the panelists will mostly be taking […]

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 […]

Does ‘Freedom’ mean something different for Ayn Rand and Christians?

Does Freedom mean something different for Ayn Rand and Christians? Freedom doesn’t mean without restriction. The fish outside the restriction of water, it is not free. When the fish is confined to the water, only then does it have the freedom to move about and thrive. Both Objectivists and Christians feel that they are the […]

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, 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 […]