Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Apr 21, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 200 pages
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Terry Eagleton's witty and polemical Reason, Faith, and Revolution is bound to cause a stir among scientists, theologians, people of faith and people of no faith, as well as general readers eager to understand the God Debate. On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the superstitious view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade--Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular--nor for many conventional believers. Instead, Eagleton offers his own vibrant account of religion and politics in a book that ranges from the Holy Spirit to the recent history of the Middle East, from Thomas Aquinas to the Twin Towers.

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Review: Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

It has happened to me a few times. I've been feeling down and frustrated with Christianity; and it is like God guides me to a book that renews me. This is the most recent one. It is written by well ... Read full review

Review: Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

User Review  - John Smith - Goodreads

Very interesting read. I bought this book expecting it to be a defense of Christian belief in the face of the "Ditchkins," the author's affectionate nickname for outspoken New Atheists, Richard ... Read full review


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Terry Eagleton received a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is a literary critic and a writer. He has written about 50 books including Shakespeare and Society, Criticism and Ideology, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, Literary Theory, The Illusions of Postmodernism, Why Marx Was Right, The Event of Literature, and Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America. He wrote a novel entitled Saints and Scholars, several plays including Saint Oscar, and a memoir entitled The Gatekeeper. He is also the chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing.

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