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What's So Great about Christianity
     

What's So Great about Christianity

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by Dinesh D'Souza
 

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ISBN-10: 1596985178

ISBN-13: 9781596985179

Pub. Date: 10/02/2007

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Is it reasonable to have faith in God? Can intelligent, educated people really believe what the Bible says? Or do the atheists have it right—has Christianity been disproven by science and discredited as a guide to morality? Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza (The Enemy at Home; What's So Great about America) responds head-on to the anti-God arguments of

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Is it reasonable to have faith in God? Can intelligent, educated people really believe what the Bible says? Or do the atheists have it right—has Christianity been disproven by science and discredited as a guide to morality? Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza (The Enemy at Home; What's So Great about America) responds head-on to the anti-God arguments of prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens and defeats them on their own terms. What's So Great about Christianity provides believers with a straightforward tool kit for meeting the challenge of modern atheism and secularism; for nonbelievers, it offers a compelling apologetic that will challenge their assumptions and affirm that there really is something great about Christianity.

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ISBN-13:
9781596985179
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
419,139
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


A Note on the Interpretation of Scripture     xi
Preface: A Challenge to Believers-and Unbelievers     xiii
The Future of Christianity
The Twilight of Atheism: The Global Triumph of Christianity     1
Survival of the Sacred: Why Religion Is Winning     13
God Is Not Great: The Atheist Assault on Religion     21
Miseducating the Young: Saving Children from Their Parents     31
Christianity and the West
Render unto Caesar: The Spiritual Basis of Limited Government     41
The Evil That I Would Not: Christianity and Human Fallibility     55
Created Equal: The Origin of Human Dignity     67
Christianity and Science
Christianity and Reason: The Theological Roots of Science     83
From Logos to Cosmos: Christianity and the Invention of Invention     91
An Atheist Fable: Reopening the Galileo Case     101
The Argument from Design
A Universe with a Beginning: God and the Astronomers     115
A Designer Planet: Man's Special Place in Creation     127
Paley Was Right: Evolution and the Argument from Design     139
The Genesis Problem: The Methodological Atheism of Science     155
Christianity and Philosophy
The World Beyond Our Senses: Kant and the Limits of Reason     167
In the Belly of the Whale: Why Miracles ArePossible     179
A Skeptic's Wager: Pascal and the Reasonableness of Faith     191
Christianity and Suffering
Rethinking the Inquisition: The Exaggerated Crimes of Religion     203
A License to Kill: Atheism and the Mass Murders of History     213
Christianity and Morality
Natural Law and Divine Law: The Objective Foundations of Morality     225
The Ghost in the Machine: Why Man Is More Than Matter     239
The Imperial "I": When the Self Becomes the Arbiter of Morality     251
Opiate of the Morally Corrupt: Why Unbelief Is So Appealing     261
The Problem of Evil: Where Is Atheism When Bad Things Happen?     273
Christianity and You
Jesus among Other Gods: The Uniqueness of Christianity     283
A Foretaste of Eternity: How Christianity Can Change Your Life     293
Acknowledgments     305
Notes     307
Index     335

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What's So Great about Christianity 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. D'Souza's description of the impact of Christianity in the history of the world is persuasive. He tends to gloss over the failings of the church where its warts are all too apparent, however, in order to minimize claims that organized religion in general and Christianity in particularly are the cause of much suffering in the world. As only one example, D'Souza acknowledges the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition but attempts to downplays its impact, claiming that the Church did not target Jews but only those who had claimed to convert to Christianity but in fact still practiced their original faith. He totally ignores why so many Jews and Muslims converted or claimed to convert to Christianity in the first place - after the Spanish/Christian conquest of Granada from the Moors, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella dispossessed all Jews and Muslims from their property and drove tens of thousands from their homes and out of Spain altogether. Thus, to say that the madness of the Inquisition was limited to lapsed Christians is blatantly misleading and only adds fuel to the fire that rages between the fundamentalist Christians/Muslims/Jews on the one hand and the fundamentalist atheists on the other. This discussion is best served by a more balanced presentation of the facts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether to believe or not to believe, Dinesh explores the facts with a fair and objective balance that makes this book an enjoyable one. I challenge you to read it for yourself and make a decision based on the facts within the book.
Fair-and-Balanced More than 1 year ago
This book will you load you up for any debate you may have with an unbeliever.
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Pushover More than 1 year ago
Thanks to this wonderful man Dinesh D'Souza, I have found my true calling in life: to become a gay gogo dancer. This book really put me in touch with my homosexual tendencies and I just LOVE him for that. I can finally scream out to the world that I'm a proud GAY AMERICAN MAN!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The author spoke at our school today and he has very intelligent and educated answeres as to why he believes what he believes and it's really something to hear him speak. It's a great book and I really reccommend it for anyone who is lost or for someone who just wants to strenghten their faith!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the arthur dinesh dsouza has writtion a very indepth and most hard to put down best seller that gives exellent research to show that christianity has alot of truth and this page turner give it a great defence and what I found fasinating from this best seller was the arthur showed some intresting documentation that athiest goverments are the ones that through out history have committed the most mass murders the writer brings to mind the goverments of communist china, nazi germany,commuinst russia and commusist north vietnam. I find athiest groups dont want to menchion this fact . great book for a Bible study or perhaps a gift for someone special.