And Man Created God: Is God a human invention?

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Lion Books, Apr 6, 2011 - Religion - 160 pages
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This book addresses one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers: if God made everything, who made God?




Most recently levelled by the New Atheists, the question was asked in ancient Greece and has preoccupied religious believers in the centuries since. Here, renowned scholar Robert Banks explores the history of the objection - from its earliest vocalization in the ancient world to its most famous opponents, Freud, Marx, and others.




Ideal for anyone with a general interest in new atheism, for those studying religion, or wanting to sort out what (if any) elements of their idea of God are man-made.
 

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An excellent survey of the major proponents of the idea that God has been created in response to human need, sociology, psychology etc. Unfortunately assumes the objective reality of the existence of ... Read full review

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Atheists are becoming more vocal in their claim there is no God. “Man created God” say T-shirts and billboards. Banks reviews several of the current atheist writers and their explanations for religion ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
A new Challenge to the Gods
35
Facing Up to the Personal Challenge
133
notes
149
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Robert Banks is an award-winning author of a dozen books on a wide range of subjects. He was previously Research Fellow in the History of Ideas, Australian National University, Canberra, Professor in the School of Theology at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, USA and is now Associate of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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