Is God Necessary? No! and Yes!

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Lulu.com, Sep 1, 2007 - Religion - 124 pages
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Today there is a new movement critical of religion, "the new atheism" fostered by Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris. Harris says faith in god or gods is the most dangerous element of modern life, citing Islamic terrorism as well as Judeo-Christianity's growing weapons of mass destruction. Dawkins says the biblical Yahweh is "psychotic," and religion is not only nonsense but a divisive and oppressive force. Dennett describes "the God Delusion" and hopes that practitioners of religion will shrink its maleficent role in civilization. The question addressed in this book, Is God Necessary?, is not new but is of perennial importance. What is new is that a great new discovery answers this question decisively in the twenty-first century as Darwin's theory of evolution did in the nineteenth century.
 

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Contents

Is God Necessary?
1
The New Atheists
8
Religions Worst Enemy
11
The Church Outside the Church
18
Where Is Reliable Power?
23
What We Stand For
25
Hemingway and Frost
27
Beyond All Gods
30
Alfred North Whitehead
46
Charles Hartshorne
49
Conclusion Recommended Reading
52
The Struggle for Power and Peace
56
A Modern View of God
68
God at the End of the Century
82
A Common Faith
92
God and the World
96

Charles Sanders Peirce
38
William James
41
William Ernest Hocking
43
The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World
106
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