Is Atheism Dead?

Is Atheism Dead?

by Eric Metaxas
Is Atheism Dead?

Is Atheism Dead?

by Eric Metaxas


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A National Bestseller — now in paperback!

Is Atheism Dead? is a highly entertaining, impressively wide-ranging, and decidedly provocative answer to that famous 1966 TIME cover that itself provocatively asked “Is God Dead?” In a voice that is by turns witty, muscular, and poetic, Metaxas echoes C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton in cheerfully and logically making his case, along the way presenting breathtaking—and sometimes astonishing—new evidence and arguments against the idea of a Creatorless universe. Taken all together, he shows that much we have assumed about the biggest questions of human existence is in fact dramatically outdated — and is therefore in need of the most urgent reevaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684513406
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 10/17/2023
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 120,248
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Eric Metaxas is an author whose books have been translated into twenty-five languages. The host of a nationally syndicated radio show and the acclaimed conversation series Socrates in the City, he is a prominent cultural commentator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Does Science Point To God? 1


The Grand Counter-Narrative 3

Chapter 1 In the Beginning Was the Big Bang 11

Chapter 2 Where Science Cannot Go: The Big Bang and Other Singularities 21

Chapter 3 The Fine-Tuned Planet 35

Chapter 4 The Fine-Tuned Universe 55

Chapter 5 More Planetary Fine-Tuning: Water and Sunlight 69

Chapter 6 How Did Life Originate? or "You Can't Get Here from There" 83

Chapter 7 Life Is Far More Complex Than We Thought 93

Chapter 8 More on Origins of Life: Now What? 109

Part II "The Stones Will Cry Out" 117

Chapter 9 The Evidence of Archaeology 119

Chapter 10 The Black Obelisk That Became a Golden Spike 137

Chapter 11 More Biblical Archaeology: Three Misbehaving Boys Who Changed History 151

Chapter 12 More Archaeology: The New Testament Manuscripts 179

Chapter 13 More New Testament Archaeology 191

Chapter 14 Jerusalem in Jesus's Day 199

Chapter 15 Two Amazing New Testament Discoveries 209

Chapter 16 The Nazareth Home of Jesus 219

Chapter 17 Ur of the Chaldees Discovered: The Surprising Resilience of the Ancient Past 233

Chapter 18 The Discovery of Biblical Sodom 241

Part III What Is Truth? 261

Chapter 19 The Four Horsemen 263

Chapter 20 Is Atheism Evil? 277

Chapter 21 Atheists Who Found God: Sartre, Flew, and Camus 287

Chapter 22 Problems with Atheism; Faith and Science Are BFFs 303

Chapter 23 The Boundaries of Science: More Than Meets the Eye 313

Chapter 24 The Impossible Bleakness of Materialism 323

Chapter 25 The Founding Myth of Atheism: Galileo, Copernicus, and the Church 333

Chapter 26 Christianity Begat Science 347

Chapter 27 Further Problems with Atheism 359

Chapter 28 Atheism Unhinged 369

Chapter 29 Great Scientists Who Were Devout Christians 377

Chapter 30 Conclusions: The Meaning of Meaning 389

Appendix 405

Bibliography 409

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