God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens

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Westminster John Knox Press, Feb 1, 2008 - 156 pages
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In God and the New Atheism, a world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent best-selling books by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith), and Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great). For some, these "new atheists" appear to say extremely well what they believe to be wrong with religion. But, as John Haught shows, the treatment of religion in these books is riddled with logical inconsistencies, shallow misconceptions, and crude generalizations. Can God really be dismissed as a mere delusion? Is faith really the enemy of reason? And does religion really poison everything? God and the New Atheism offers a much-needed antidote to the extremist claims of scientific fundamentalism. This provocative and accessible little book will enable readers to see through the rhetorical fog of this recent phenomenon and come to a clearer understanding of the issues at stake in this crucial debate.
 

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Review: God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens

User Review  - BHodges - Goodreads

Haught tackles the "new atheist" question from the approach of theological studies. He feels writers like Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris have slighted a great deal of theology by focusing their attack ... Read full review

Review: God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens

User Review  - Natasha - Goodreads

If you are looking for a decisive, critical, and convincing response to atheism (particularly the atheism advocated by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens), then this is NOT the book ... Read full review

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Page 1 - And yet. when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?

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John F. Haught is Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. His area of specialization is systematic theology with particular interest in issues pertaining to science, evolution and religion.

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