Will Secularism

Hector Avalos, James Herrick

Hector Avalos

Hector Avalos is professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Avalos is one of the few openly atheistic biblical scholars in academia. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence (Prometheus Books, 2005), The End of Biblical Studies (Prometheus Books, 2007), and Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Bliblical Scholarship (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011).

James Herrick

Jim Herrick is editor of the U.K.’s Rationalist Press Association, the journal New Humanist, and the International Humanist News.

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