The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine

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InterVarsity Press, May 25, 2007 - Religion - 118 pages
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The God Delusion by world-renowned scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins received wide coverage, fueled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion.

Once an atheist himself, Alister McGrath wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. In The Dawkins Delusion? McGrath and his wife, Joanna, subject Dawkins's critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny.

This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.


Market/Audience
  • General readers
  • Pastors
  • Students
  • Culture watchers

Endorsements

"Alister McGrath invariably combines enormous scholarship with an accessible and engaging style." ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury

"Alister McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his muchcherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism." FRANCIS COLLINS, Director of the Human Genome Project

"The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why." MICHAEL RUSE, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University


Features and Benefits
  • Provides a timely response to the recent bestselling book by Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
  • McGrath, like Dawkins, was an atheist and now, again like Dawkins, teaches at Oxford
  

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Review: The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine

User Review  - Jonathan Roberts - Goodreads

I was skeptical of this book because it's length but I gave it a chance because McGrath is a solid theologian so if anyone could write a book 1/4 the size of the book being critiqued then he could ... Read full review

Review: The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine

User Review  - Ben Hilburn - Goodreads

I read this after reading Dawkins' "The God Delusion", and wanted to read the counter-argument. This book is actually really well written, and easy to read. Alister's attacks on Dawkins' book are ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University.

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