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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 5, 2013 - 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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Dawkins' God is clear and comelling.

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McGrath clearly and concisely dismantles Dawkins' assumptions about faith, logic, science, and the Scriptures. Moreover, he demonstrates how Dawkins' fallacious reasoning self-defeats his own ... Read full review

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A very articulate and well argued riposte to Dawkins' science, from a scientist and theologian (yes, the same person). Read full review

Contents

A Personal Account
A Darwinian View of the World
Evolution and the Elimination
The Place of Evidence in Science
Cultural Darwinism? The Curious Science of Memetics
Dialogue or Intellectual
Acknowledgments
Works Consulted
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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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