Vale Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Sad news this week: the death of the brilliant, articulate writer and philosopher Christopher Hitchens, of cancer. Many in the Christian world know of him as the belligerent atheist — anti-theist, really — whose series of debates with noted Christian author and apologist Douglas Wilson were made into a book and a documentary, both titled Collision.

Sympathies to his wife and children, and to his brother, journalist Peter Hitchens, who is a fairly recent convert to Christianity.