Dawkins' GOD: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life

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Wiley, Nov 30, 2004 - Religion - 208 pages
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Alister E. McGrath is one of the world’s leadingtheologians, with a doctorate in the sciences. RichardDawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, withoutspoken and controversial views on religion. This fascinating andprovoking work is the first book-length response to Dawkins’ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues ofscience and religion.
  • Addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins’ approachto science and religion: Is the gene actually selfish? Is the blindwatchmaker a suitable analogy? Are there other ways of looking atthings?
  • Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views onreligion, and examines the religious implications of his scientificideas, making for a fascinating and provoking debate
  • Written in a very engaging and accessible style, ideal to thoseapproaching scientific and religious issues for the firsttime
  • Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this book. He isone of the world’s best known and most respected theologians,with a strong research background in molecular biophysics
  • A superb book by one of the world’s leading theologians,which will attract wide interest in the growing popular sciencemarket, similar to Susan Blackmore’s The Meme Machine(1999).

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Review: Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life

User Review  - Jay Batson - Goodreads

Richard Dawkins is a compelling author with serious chops. Any book claiming to take on Dawkins must be similarly compelling & from an author with similar chops. Alister McGrath has written, and is ... Read full review

Review: Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life

User Review  - Terrol Williams - Goodreads

Gets pretty technical in places, but fascinating not just for McGrath's dismantling of Dawkins' weaker assumptions, but for the perspectives gained on science and religion, both now and in the past ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. He is a world-renowned theologian, with a strong research background in molecular biophysics, making him uniquely qualified to write this book. He is acclaimed as a highly lucid writer, capable of explaining difficult ideas to lay audiences, and is the author of numerous titles available through Blackwell Publishing including Theology: The Basics, A Brief History of Heaven, Christian Theology: An Introduction 3rd edition, The Christian Theology Reader 2nd edition, and Science and Religion: An Introduction. He is also the author of In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible, and The Re-enchantment of Nature.

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