True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism

True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism

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by Tom Gilson
     
 

While New Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and others proclaim loudly their rationality, clear thinking, and incontrovertible scientific arguments, others are beginning to wonder how genuinely rational they are. Have they proved anything? Have they argued convincingly? Have they pinpointed any real challenges to the credibility of Christian…  See more details below

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While New Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and others proclaim loudly their rationality, clear thinking, and incontrovertible scientific arguments, others are beginning to wonder how genuinely rational they are. Have they proved anything? Have they argued convincingly? Have they pinpointed any real challenges to the credibility of Christian faith?

"True Reason," edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer, brings together a compendium of writers--philosophers, apologists, ethicists, theologians, historians--who look carefully at the best arguments atheism has and evaluate their validity, logic, assumptions, and naturalist conclusions.

Authors include noted philosopher William Lane Craig and popular apologist Sean McDowell, along with Gilson, Weitnauer, John DePoe, Chuck Edwards, Matthew Flannagan, Peter Grice, Randy Hardman, David Marshall, Glenn Sunshine, David Wood, and Samuel Youngs. Each chapter tackles a different atheist argument and brings reason fully into the discussion.

Which is more reasonable: atheism or Christianity? Read "True Reason" and think for yourself.

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Editorial Reviews

speaker, radio host, author - John Stonestreet
“‘People of faith are biased,’ we are told. This critique is tossed so often at those who express faith in a personal God that we forget that those who express faith in atheism and secularism are themselves guilty of bias. There is no evidence to support Dawkins’ or Harris’ loud proclamations that they have secured their belief via reason. In fact, the evidence shows the opposite."
Larry Lacy
“A splendid and timely book . . . I thought all the chapters were first rate and that each contributed to the overall defense of the rationality of the Christian faith and the poverty of resources in Naturalism for accounting for the possibility of reason and science.”
Professor of Philosophy, Western Michigan University - Timothy McGrew
“One of the key talking points of the New Atheists is that theirs is the side of reason and evidence. It is a powerful rhetorical device; after all, who would want to be on the side of irrationality and ignorance? But the contributors to this wide-ranging volume call their bluff, inverting the charge and arguing that it is not atheism but Christian theism that has reason and evidence on its side."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014335744
Publisher:
Patheos Press
Publication date:
03/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
389,614
File size:
486 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Gilson is a ministry strategist and author on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, currently assigned (on loan) to BreakPoint/The Colson Center for Christian Worldview, where he works as a writer and in developing strategy for worldview ministries. He and his wife, Sara, live in historic Yorktown, Virginia, with their college student son, Jonathan, and their teenage daughter, Lisa.

Tom is the monthly Worldview and You columnist at www.breakpoint.org. His articles have appeared in Discipleship Journal, Touchstone Magazine, and Salvo. He runs the Thinking Christian blog, www.thinkingchristian.net, and is a member of the group blogs at First Things: Evangel (www.firstthings.com/blogs/evangel) and The Point (www.thepointradio.org). He enjoys hiking, canoeing, and the long-term project (still unsuccessful after many years) of trying to convince Jonathan and Lisa that “daddies are never silly.”

Carson Weitnauer (M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) blogs regularly at www.ReasonsForGod.org. Since 2003, he has been engaged in reasoned dialogue with students as a campus minister at Emory University, Rhodes College, Harvard University, Boston College Law School, and other universities. He also currently facilitates the National Apologetics and Biblical Worldview Network for the Mission America Coalition. Carson lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

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