The Dawkins delusion?: atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divine

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IVP Books, Jun 8, 2007 - Religion - 118 pages
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World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes inThe God Delusion:"If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down." The volume has received wide coverage, fueled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion.Alister McGrath, along with his wife Joanna, are ideal to evaluate Dawkins's ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins's critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such asIs faith intellectual nonsense?Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death?Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically?Is Christianity simply a force for evil?This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment ofThe God Delusionand the many questions it raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

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This book is a gem I reckon. Written in an amazingly gentle, patient and fair tone. I would heartily recommend it to all who love Dawkins' book, just to educate them on where the argument starts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carlos Burga - Goodreads

I read this book thinking that since I had read Dawkins side I might as well give the other side a chance, I was sorely disappointed that I did. This book does not seek to defend any of the arguments ... Read full review


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Alister E. McGrath is a historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including "Christianity's Dangerous Idea", "In the Beginning", and "The Twilight of Atheism". He lives in Oxford, England, and lectures regularly in the United States.

Joanna Collicutt McGrath studied experimental psychology at Oxford, then went on to specialize for some years in clinical neuropsychology, and subsequently studied Christian theology, particularly biblical studies. Currently she is lecturer in the psychology of religion at Heythrop College, University of London. She is also coauthor with Jeremy Duff of Meeting Jesus: Human Responses to a Yearning God.

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