9/11 Bio: David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, where he remains a co-director of the Center for Process Studies.

He has published (as author or editor) 34 books, primarily in theology, philosophy, and philosophy of religion, with special emphases on the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion.

Seven of his books deal with 9/11: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), Christian Faith and the Truth about 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006), 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (2006, co-edited with Peter Dale Scott), Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007), and 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press, and The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé (2008).

His 9/11 books have been endorsed by Michael Chossudovsky, William Sloane Coffin, Harvey Cox, Richard Falk, Catherine Austin Fitts, David Griscom, Jim Hightower, British MP Michael Meacher, Mark Crispin Miller, Rosemary Ruether, Marcus Raskin, Paul Craig Roberts, Peter Dale Scott, Gerry Spence, Lorie Van Auken, Howard Zinn, and former CIA officials Robert Baer, Bill Christison, and Ray McGovern.

Four of these books have been given special recognition: The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortion received the 2006 Helios Foundation Award for 2006. Debunking 9/11 Debunking was a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited was named a “Pick of the Week” in 2008 by Publishers Weekly.

His essays and interviews about 9/11 have appeared in such disparate publications as Zion’s Herald,1 Hustler Magazine,2 Global Outlook,3 LA Times Magazine,4 Conversations in Religion and Theology,5 Penthouse Netherlands,6 Whole Earth Times,7 Tikkun,8 and Le Monde Diplomatique.9

He has also been featured on “The Richard & Judy Show” (London),10 C-Span,11 ABC News Radio,12 “Tucker” on MSNBC,13 CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation),14 the BBC’s “Heaven and Earth,”15 and over 400 radio talk-shows. Many videos of his talks and interviews are available on the Internet.16

On November 24, 2008, his New Pearl Harbor Revisited was selected by Publishers Weekly as its “Pick of the Week.”

1 “9/11: A Christian Theologian’s Response: Deceptions of Empire and the Anti-Imperial Gospel of Jesus,” Zion’s Herald, July/August 2005: 5-6, 39-40 (available at http://www.anthonyflood.com/griffin911xntheologiansresponse.htm).

2 “What If Everything You Know about 9/11 Is Wrong?” Interview with Bruce David and Carolyn Sinclair, Hustler Magazine, August, 2005: 32-35, 108 (available at http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050604140153943 [text only] and http://911truth.org/docs/drgHfull.pdf (with graphics).

3 “Truth and Politics of 9/11: Omissions and Distortions of The 9/11 Commission Report,Global Outlook (www.GlobalOutlook.ca), Issue 10 (Spring-Summer 2005), 45-56.

4 “Getting Agnostic about 9/11” (an interview conducted by Mark Ehrman), LA Times Magazine, August 28, 2005 (http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-crgriffin35aug28,1,3835884.story?coll=la-headlines-magazine).

5 “Response to Ian Markham” (to Markham’s review of The New Pearl Harbor), Conversations in Religion and Theology, 3/2 (November, 2005): 220-236.

6 “Rokende Pistolen Gezocht: De Echte Daders Achter 9/11” (Interview), Penthouse (Dutch), December, 2006: 088-091.

7 “9/11 Under Attack: David Ray Griffin: Why the Official Story Just Doesn’t Make Sense.” Interview by Abigail Lewis. Whole Life Times, September 2006: 53-54.

8 “The American Empire and 9/11,” Tikkun, March-April 2007) (http://www.tikkun.org/magazine/tik0703/frontpage/empire911).

9 “The Truly Distracting 9/11 Conspiracy Theory: A Reply to Alexander Cockburn,” Le Monde Diplomatique Norway, English version, March 2007 (http://www.lmd.no/index.php?article=1408#fotnoter).

10 June 22, 2004.

11 “9/11 and the American Empire: How Should Religious People Respond?”, Lecture at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, April 18, 2005, broadcast on C-SPAN2 [BookTV], April 30, 2005 (available at http://www.911blogger.com/2005/04/proper-release-of-griffin-in-madison.html); 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out,” BookTV, C-SPAN 2, November 24 & 25.

12 ABC News Radio, September 11, 2005.

13 “Tucker,” MSNBC, August 9, 2005 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxKW3EqbfRE).

14 “9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracy: Interview: David Ray Griffin,” CBC News, August 25, 2006 (http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911griffin.html).

15 “Heaven and Earth,” BBC1, September 10, 2006 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9181676883393469552).

16 See http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=david+ray+griffin&num=10&so=0&start=30.