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Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong / Edition 1
     

Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong / Edition 1

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by Ian S. Markham
 

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ISBN-10: 1405189630

ISBN-13: 9781405189637

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Against Atheism challenges the successful and provocative books of high-profile atheist authors such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Their books have generated a wide-ranging and fierce debate, but, until now, no one has confronted these authors on their understanding of atheism and belief. Ian Markham analyzes the atheistic worldview from

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Against Atheism challenges the successful and provocative books of high-profile atheist authors such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Their books have generated a wide-ranging and fierce debate, but, until now, no one has confronted these authors on their understanding of atheism and belief. Ian Markham analyzes the atheistic worldview from the inside out, tackling the atheists on their own ground by arguing that they do not understand the nature of atheism, let alone theology and ethics.

Drawing on ideas from Nietzsche, cosmology, and art, Against Atheism is a powerful response that allows for a faith that is grounded, yet one that recognizes the reality of uncertainty. Succinct, engaging, but robustly argued, this new book by a leading academic and writer contains a wealth of profound insights that show religious belief in a new light.

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ISBN-13:
9781405189637
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction: Meeting Fred and Natalie 1

1 Getting inside Fundamentalist Atheism: The Gentle Atheism of Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris 7

2 Nietzsche: The Last Real Atheist 28

Interlude: The Perspective from God 46

3 Appreciating the Faith Discourse 50

4 Physics: The Grown-up Science 65

5 A Revealing God 80

6 Christianity 92

7 Islam 105

8 Suffering, Providence, and Horrid Religious People 116

9 Religion and the Future 128

10 Faith and Uncertainty - Believing the Truth 135

Conclusion 144

Notes 147

Select Bibliography 156

Index 159

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Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me save potential readers some money. The author's arguments in their simplest terms are: 1. Those mean atheists don't show respect for my fables. 2. Religion is good because it makes people feel bad. 3. If people like the author did not have religion, they would be bad people. Every argument he makes is textbook Christian apologetic and it is like he ia ghosting C.S. Lewis. Worse, he advances arguments that Hitchens and Harris preemptively destroy. His target audience is people who have never read and will never read the books he attacks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing at all original. He never read the books he fights about. It is as if he is fighting with the idea of atheism his tainted judgement has set up as prejudices in his head. The difference between pure science and pure religion is that science seeks to know without prejudice and religion goes into science with their minds made up and ciches to back up their arguments. It is actually a virtue among theists to be close minded and prejudice...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago