Atheism

Overview

Those who do not know their opponent's arguments do not completely understand their own.

This Book is one volume of the Highly Acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints Series Developed By Greenhaven Press.

"Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model ... not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $41.46   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Those who do not know their opponent's arguments do not completely understand their own.

This Book is one volume of the Highly Acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints Series Developed By Greenhaven Press.

"Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model ... not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens-include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations ... all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer no slick answers." Booklist

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737741926
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the State of Atheism?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Atheists Question God's Existence Barbara Ehrenreich 21

2 Western Religions Accept God's Existence Roger Scruton 26

3 Children Should Be Raised with an Awareness of Atheism Nica Lalli 32

4 The "New Atheism" Movement Considers Religion Morally Wrong Albert Mohler 37

Periodical Bibliography 46

Chapter 2 What Is Atheism's Impact on Society?

Chapter Preface 48

1 Atheism Benefits Society James A. Haught 51

2 Atheism Harms Society Dinesh D'Souza 57

3 Society Does Not Need Religion Frank R. Zindler 63

4 Society Needs Religion Michael J. Buckley 72

5 Atheism Teaches Morality and Ethics Paul Kurtz 81

6 Only Religion Can Teach Morality and Ethics Stephen J. Pope 94

Periodical Bibliography 103

Chapter 3 What Are the Major Concerns of Atheism? 105

Chapter Preface 105

1 There Should Be Separation of Church and State Marci Hamilton 108

2 There Should Be No Separation of Church and State Warner Todd Huston 116

3 There Should Be Prayer and Bible Study in Public Schools Stephen Prothero Patton Dodd 127

4 There Should Not Be Prayer and Bible Study in Public Schools Rob Boston 135

5 Religious Freedom Laws Are Discriminatory and Unnecessary Institute for Humanist Studies 141

6 Religious Freedom Laws Are Necessary Christopher J. Klicka 149

Periodical Bibliography 158

Chapter 4 What Is the Future of Atheism?

Chapter Preface 160

1 Atheism Has a Future Gene Madeo 162

2 Atheism Does Not Have a Future Alister McGrath 167

3 Science and Religion Can Coexist Stafford Betty 175

4 Science and Religion Cannot Coexist Keith Lockitch 180

5Atheists Disagree About Incorporating Religious Customs and Traditions into Atheism Sean McManus 184

Periodical Bibliography 195

For Further Discussion 196

Organizations to Contact 198

Bibliography of Books 203

Index 208

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)