Letter to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0307265773
ISBN 13: 9780307265777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to a Christian Nation Book Review:

Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."

Letter from a Christian Citizen

Letter from a Christian Citizen
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: American Vision
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0915815753
ISBN 13: 9780915815753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Letter to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0307278778
ISBN 13: 9780307278777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to a Christian Nation Book Review:

Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."

Christian Nation A Novel

Christian Nation  A Novel
Author: Frederic C. Rich
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 0393240347
ISBN 13: 9780393240344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Nation A Novel Book Review:

“They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.” So ends the first chapter of this brilliantly readable counterfactual novel, reminding us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a "Christian Nation" and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it. When President McCain dies and Sarah Palin becomes president, the reader, along with the nation, stumbles down a terrifyingly credible path toward theocracy, realizing too late that the Christian right meant precisely what it said. In the spirit of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, one of America’s foremost lawyers lays out in chilling detail what such a future might look like: constitutional protections dismantled; all aspects of life dominated by an authoritarian law called “The Blessing,” enforced by a totally integrated digital world known as the "Purity Web." Readers will find themselves haunted by the questions the narrator struggles to answer in this fictional memoir: "What happened, why did it happen, how could it have happened?"

Lying

Lying
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: Four Elephants Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 1940051010
ISBN 13: 9781940051017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lying Book Review:

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

Making Sense

Making Sense
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0062857800
ISBN 13: 9780062857804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense Book Review:

A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book From the bestselling author of Waking Up and The End of Faith, an adaptation of his wildly popular, often controversial podcast “Sam Harris is the most intellectually courageous man I know, unafraid to speak truths out in the open where others keep those very same thoughts buried, fearful of the modish thought police. With his literate intelligence and fluency with words, he brings out the best in his guests, including those with whom he disagrees.” -- Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene “Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” —Sam Harris Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—has been exploring some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events on his podcast, Making Sense. With over one million downloads per episode, these discussions have clearly hit a nerve, frequently walking a tightrope where either host or guest—and sometimes both—lose their footing, but always in search of a greater understanding of the world in which we live. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or controversial, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. This book includes a dozen of the best conversations from Making Sense, including talks with Daniel Kahneman, Timothy Snyder, Nick Bostrom, and Glenn Loury, on topics that range from the nature of consciousness and free will, to politics and extremism, to living ethically. Together they shine a light on what it means to “make sense” in the modern world.

Letters to an American Christian

Letters to an American Christian
Author: Bruce Riley Ashford
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 1535905158
ISBN 13: 9781535905152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to an American Christian Book Review:

What does it mean to be an American Christian? In Letters to an American Christian, Bruce Riley Ashford, author of One Nation Under God, addresses overarching issues of the relationship of Christianity and politics, speaks to the way historic Christian belief informs specific hot-button political issues, and challenges readers to take seriously both our heavenly and earthly citizenships. Written as a series of letters to "Christian"—a young college student who is a new believer—Letters to an American Christian will help every reader think carefully about how Christianity informs what it means to be an American. In the midst of a rapidly changing national and political landscape, Letters to an American Christian reminds us of two important truths: we cannot afford to shrink away from our earthly citizenship, and we cannot afford to lose sight of our heavenly citizenship.

The End of Reason

The End of Reason
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 0310295378
ISBN 13: 9780310295372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Reason Book Review:

When you pray, are you talking to a God who exists? Or is God nothing more than your "imaginary friend," like a playmate contrived by a lonely and imaginative child? When author Sam Harris attacked Christianity in Letter to a Christian Nation, reviewers called the book "marvelous" and a generation of readers--hundreds of thousands of them--were drawn to his message. Deeply troubled, Dr. Ravi Zacharias knew that he had to respond. In The End of Reason, Zacharias underscores the dependability of the Bible along with his belief in the power and goodness of God. He confidently refutes Harris's claims that God is nothing more than a figment of one's imagination and that Christians regularly practice intolerance and hatred around the globe. If you found Sam Harris's Letter to a Christian Nation compelling, the book you are holding is exactly what you need. Dr. Zacharias exposes "the utter bankruptcy of this worldview." And if you haven't read Harris's book, Ravi's response remains a powerful, passionate, irrefutably sound set of arguments for Christian thought. The clarity and hope in these pages reach out to readers who know and follow God as well as to those who reject God.

Letter to an Atheist

Letter to an Atheist
Author: Michael Patrick Leahy Michael Patrick
Publsiher: Harpeth River Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 097949740X
ISBN 13: 9780979497407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to an Atheist Book Review:

In this hard hitting and intellectually powerful response to Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation, Michael Patrick Leahy exposes the intellectual dishonesty behind Mr. Harris' brand of Christian bashing atheistic evangelism. Leahy points out in devastating detail the numerous factual misrepresentations in Mr. Harris' book (for instance, debunking Mr. Harris' outrageous claim that 50% of all Americans believe the universe is only 6,000 years old--the facts show the number is 18% at most), and dismantles the simplistic "solutions" proposed by Mr. Harris. Stop violence by ending all faith ? Easier to try to stop the ocean tides. Limit the rights of Christians to participate in the political process ? In the name of "justice" then, Harris would oppress Christians, creating a world wide second class of citizens. Follow the model of fascists in Europe in dealing with the threat of Islamic fundamentalism ? Even fellow atheist Christopher Hitchens calls such a solution repugnant. Seekers of the truth from all faiths should run, not walk, to their keyboard or local book store and purchase Michael Patrick Leahy's Letter to an Atheist. Reviews "Finally, a strong Christian voice addresses the intellectual dishonesty of atheistic evangelism" Christine Schaub, best selling author of The Longing Season, the story of John Newton and Amazing Grace "Michael Patrick Leahy skillfully debunks Harris' charge that serious Christians and Islamic radicals should be equally feared; He also exposes the bigotry and distortion typically shown by secularists when addressing Intelligent Design. More importantly, Leahy shows that Harris' proposed utopia, in which religion is caged and tamed by the secularists, hasalready been shown to produce a world that most do not care to inhabit." Ralph Seelke, Ph.D. Professor, Biology University of Wisconsin-Superior "Michael Patrick Leahy's book is a substantive critique of the work of Sam Harris in Letter to a Christian Nation. Leahy shows how wrong minded and frankly lopsided Harris' view of reality ends up being. Good intellectual stuff." Dr. Bob Harrington Lead Pastor of Harpeth Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee" "A must-read for Christians and non-Christians who truly seek the truth about the toughest long-standing issues confronting humanity. Mr. Leahy has used a logical, step-by-step, reasoned, and well-referenced approach to engage and refute an attack on Christian positions and principles. The material is well worth reading and debating. I was especially impressed by the defense of Christians' track record in opposing slavery. With the recent public attention to the life and contribution of William Wilberforce, this chapter could not be more timely." Reginald Finger, MD, MPH Independent medical researcher About the Author Michael Patrick Leahy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, and has an MBA from Stanford. His professional career has been in technology marketing. For more information about the author, go to his website at http: //www.michaelpatrickleahy.com .

The End of Faith Religion Terror and the Future of Reason

The End of Faith  Religion  Terror  and the Future of Reason
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780393066722
ISBN 13: 039306672X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Faith Religion Terror and the Future of Reason Book Review:

"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, New York Times In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

Letter to an Atheist Nation

Letter to an Atheist Nation
Author: Michael Allen Robinson
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781432706326
ISBN 13: 1432706322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to an Atheist Nation Book Review:

Atheism Proves that God does Exist! ATHEISM PROVES THEISM You will apprehend and embrace Van Til and Bahnsen's Transcendental argument and: * Disprove Atheism and Agnosticism * Demonstrate that God must exist * Rationally defeat Sam Harris' Anti-theistic Philosophy * Discover how reason and morality presuppose God * Press presuppositional Apologetics to confound the Brights Michael Allen Robinson, a Reformed pastor and teacher at Christ Covenant Bible School, Las Vegas, Nevada. He has equipped numerous Christians in utilizing presuppositional apologetics. He is available for speaking and teaching seminars. 800-647-9030. Puritan Presuppositional Press Las Vegas, Nevada

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation
Author: John Fea
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-02-16
ISBN 10: 1611640881
ISBN 13: 9781611640885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation Book Review:

Fea offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping readers see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past. Readers on both sides of the issues will appreciate that this book occupies a middle ground, noting the good points and the less-nuanced arguments of both sides and leading us always back to the primary sources that our shared American history comprises.

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists
Author: David G. Myers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN 10: 0470381558
ISBN 13: 9780470381557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists Book Review:

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists helps readers—both secular and religious—appreciate their common ground. For those whose thinking has moved from the religious thesis to the skeptical antithesis (or vice versa), Myers offers pointers to a science-respecting Christian synthesis. He shows how skeptics and people of faith can share a commitment to reason, evidence, and critical thinking, while also embracing a faith that supports human flourishing—by making sense of the universe, giving meaning to life, connecting us in supportive communities, mandating altruism, and offering hope in the face of adversity and death.

A Letter Concerning Toleration

A Letter Concerning Toleration
Author: John Locke
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2013-06-12
ISBN 10: 1554811252
ISBN 13: 9781554811250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter Concerning Toleration Book Review:

Locke argued that religious belief ought to be compatible with reason, that no king, prince or magistrate rules legitimately without the consent of the people, and that government has no right to impose religious beliefs or styles of worship on the public. Locke’s defense of religious tolerance and freedom of thought was revolutionary in its time. Even today, his letter poses a challenge to religious intolerance, whether state-sponsored or originating from religious dogmatists. Based on both Locke’s original Latin and the seventeenth-century English translation of William Popple, this edition offers a reader-friendly version that remains loyal to the original text. In addition to a forty-page introduction that situates the Letter in its historical and philosophical contexts, this edition includes excerpts from writings on religious toleration by William Penn, Baruch Spinoza, Pierre Bayle, and Samuel von Pufendorf, as well as generous selections from the famous Locke-Proast debates on religious toleration.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Author: Joshua Harris
Publsiher: Multnomah Pub
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2003-04
ISBN 10: 1590521358
ISBN 13: 9781590521359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Kissed Dating Goodbye Book Review:

Dating. Isn't there a better way? Reorder your romantic life in the light of God's word and find more fulfillment than the dating game could ever give - a life of purposeful singleness.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861085
ISBN 13: 9780857861085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans Book Review:

Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Letters from The Earth

Letters from The Earth
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Greenbooks editore
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9791259715821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from The Earth Book Review:

It comprises essays written during a difficult time in Twain's life (1904–1909), when he was deeply in debt and had recently lost his wife and one of his daughters. The content concerns morality and religion and strikes a tone that is sarcastic - Twain's own term throughout the book.

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen
Author: Christopher Hitchens,Richard Dawkins,Sam Harris,Daniel Dennett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0525511962
ISBN 13: 9780525511960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Horsemen Book Review:

In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants and an introduction by Stephen Fry. At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as “the four horsemen,” the heralds of religion's unraveling—Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett—sat down together over cocktails. What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exchange, which has been viewed millions of times since it was first posted on YouTube. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: exhilarating, funny, and unpredictable, sincere and probing, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Here is the transcript of that conversation, in print for the first time, augmented by material from the living participants: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. These new essays, introduced by Stephen Fry, mark the evolution of their thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each man contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence while challenging the others to articulate their own stance on God and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality, debate with people of faith, and the components of a truly ethical life. Praise for The Four Horsemen “This bracing exchange of ideas crackles with energy. It’s fascinating to watch four first-class minds explore a rugged intellectual terrain. . . . The text affords a different, more reflective way of processing the truly vital exchange of ideas. . . . I commend the book to those seeking an honest reckoning with their religion—and those curious about how the world looks from a rigorously naturalistic and atheistic point of view.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The full, electrifying transcript of the one and only conversation between the quartet of luminaries dubbed the ‘four horsemen’ of the New Atheism, which took place in Washington, D.C., in 2007. Among the vast range of ideas and questions they discuss: Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? And, are there any truths you would rather not know?”—The Bookseller (UK) (starred review)

One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God
Author: Kevin M. Kruse
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0465040640
ISBN 13: 9780465040643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Nation Under God Book Review:

The provocative and authoritative history of the origins of Christian America in the New Deal era We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally Christian originated in the 1930s. To fight the "slavery" of FDR's New Deal, businessmen enlisted religious activists in a campaign for "freedom under God" that culminated in the election of their ally Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. The new president revolutionized the role of religion in American politics. He inaugurated new traditions like the National Prayer Breakfast, as Congress added the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and made "In God We Trust" the country's first official motto. Church membership soon soared to an all-time high of 69 percent. Americans across the religious and political spectrum agreed that their country was "one nation under God." Provocative and authoritative, One Nation Under God reveals how an unholy alliance of money, religion, and politics created a false origin story that continues to define and divide American politics to this day.

The Moral Landscape

The Moral Landscape
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 143917122X
ISBN 13: 9781439171226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Landscape Book Review:

Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.