The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens
Author: Larry Alex Taunton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0718022181
ISBN 13: 9780718022181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens Book Review:

2016 Winner of the Gospel Coalition Book Awards At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. “Nobody is not a divided self, of course,” he once told an interviewer, “but I think it’s rather strong in my case.” Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful—though largely hidden from public view—friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens’s spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. “If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens
Author: Larry Alex Taunton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 9780718091491
ISBN 13: 0718091493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens Book Review:

A friend of the late Christopher Hitchens offers insight about the promise of faith and the dangers of pride in this one-of-a-kind look into the last days of the world's most famous atheist--now in paper back. "If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do." ~ Christopher Hitchens At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer, "but I think it's rather strong in my case." Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful--though largely hidden from public view--friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens's spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the auth∨ a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens's diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. "This book should be read by every atheist and theist passionate about the truth." --Michael Shermer, publisher, Skeptic magazine

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens the Restless Soul of the World s MostNotorious Atheist

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens  the Restless Soul of the World s MostNotorious Atheist
Author: Larry Alex Taunton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 9780718081126
ISBN 13: 0718081129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens the Restless Soul of the World s MostNotorious Atheist Book Review:

A friend of the late Christopher Hitchens offers insight about the promise of faith and the dangers of pride in this one-of-a-kind look into the last days of the world's most famous atheist. At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer, "but I think it's rather strong in my case." Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful-though largely hidden from public view-friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens's spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens's diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. "If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do." ∼ Christopher Hitchens

The Rage Against God

The Rage Against God
Author: Peter Hitchens
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-07-21
ISBN 10: 1441195076
ISBN 13: 9781441195074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rage Against God Book Review:

In a fascinating account, Peter Hitchens describes his autobiographical and spiritual journey from atheism to faith in God through the power of reasoning.

The Portable Atheist

The Portable Atheist
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-10
ISBN 10: 0306817225
ISBN 13: 9780306817229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable Atheist Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens's personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original pieces by Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--"political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

Life God and Other Small Topics

Life  God  and Other Small Topics
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0452298652
ISBN 13: 9780452298651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life God and Other Small Topics Book Review:

Following the extraordinary success of the "New York Times" bestseller "Bonhoeffer," Metaxas' latest book offers inspirational and intellectually rigorous thoughts about the great questions surrounding us all today.

Is Christianity Good for the World

Is Christianity Good for the World
Author: Christopher Hitchens,Douglas Wilson
Publsiher: Canon Press & Book Service
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1591280532
ISBN 13: 9781591280538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Christianity Good for the World Book Review:

The gloves come off in this electric exchange, originally hosted by Christianity Today, as leading atheist Christopher Hitchens (author of God Is Not Great) and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson (author of Letter from a Christian Citizen) go head-to-head on this divisive question. The result is entertaining and provocative -- a glimpse into the ongoing debate.

The Moral Arc

The Moral Arc
Author: Michael Shermer
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 0805096930
ISBN 13: 9780805096934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Arc Book Review:

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

Hitchens vs Blair

Hitchens vs  Blair
Author: Tony Blair,Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1770890203
ISBN 13: 9781770890206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchens vs Blair Book Review:

Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world’s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this edition of The Munk Debates -- Canada’s premier international debate series -- Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? This exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?

Why Religion is Immoral

Why Religion is Immoral
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06
ISBN 10: 9781782394600
ISBN 13: 1782394605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Religion is Immoral Book Review:

This title brings together Hitchens' most vigorous and memorable interventions in the debate that followed publication of 'God is Not Great', including 'Why Religion Poisons Everything', 'Is Islam a Religion of Peace?' and 'The Tyranny of Censorship'. It also includes celebrations of the pleasures of drinking, and of the writers whose lives and work most influenced his own. No matter the subject, all of Hitchens' arguments ultimately point to the same end: freedom from tyranny in any and all forms.

Christopher Hitchens The Last Interview

Christopher Hitchens  The Last Interview
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 161219673X
ISBN 13: 9781612196732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Hitchens The Last Interview Book Review:

“If someone says I’m doing this out of faith, I say, Why don’t you do it out of conviction?” —CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS One of his generation’s greatest public intellectuals, and perhaps its fiercest, Christopher Hitchens was a brilliant interview subject. This collection—which spans from his early prominence as a hero of the Left to his controversial support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan toward the end of his life— showcases Hitch’s trademark wit on subjects as diverse as his mistrust of the media, his love of literature, his dislike of the Clintons, and his condemnation of all things religious. Beginning with an introduction and tribute from his longtime friend Stephen Fry, this collection culminates in Hitchens’s fearless final interview with Richard Dawkins, which shows a man as unafraid of death as he was of everything in life.

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)

Mortality

Mortality
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1455517828
ISBN 13: 9781455517824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortality Book Review:

On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death. MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

The Missionary Position

The Missionary Position
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0771039190
ISBN 13: 9780771039195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missionary Position Book Review:

Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous and searing study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa--and it is now available as a Signal deluxe paperback. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient canonized by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions--not the other way around. With characteristic elan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary in a light she has never before been seen in.

Letters to a Young Contrarian

Letters to a Young Contrarian
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 078673907X
ISBN 13: 9780786739073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Contrarian Book Review:

"Art of Mentoring" seriesIn the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways. This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.

God and the New Atheism

God and the New Atheism
Author: John F. Haught
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2008-02-15
ISBN 10: 1611641934
ISBN 13: 9781611641936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the New Atheism Book Review:

In God and the New Atheism, a world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent best-selling books by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith), and Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great). For some, these "new atheists" appear to say extremely well what they believe to be wrong with religion. But, as John Haught shows, the treatment of religion in these books is riddled with logical inconsistencies, shallow misconceptions, and crude generalizations. Can God really be dismissed as a mere delusion? Is faith really the enemy of reason? And does religion really poison everything? God and the New Atheism offers a much-needed antidote to the extremist claims of scientific fundamentalism. This provocative and accessible little book will enable readers to see through the rhetorical fog of this recent phenomenon and come to a clearer understanding of the issues at stake in this crucial debate.

Religion Free

Religion Free
Author: Keith Howard
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 9781494753030
ISBN 13: 1494753030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Free Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins give voice to the aspirations of hundreds of millions of atheists and secular humanists around the world. The duo are the most influential activists for a generation, energizing secular humanists and non-believers through their landmark and best selling books The God Delusion (2006) by Dawkins and Hitchens God is Not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything (2007). Promoting rational principles and common sense logic, Hitchens and Dawkins argue for the advancement of reason, science and secularism over blind obedience to religious dogma and worn out, stagnant mythologies. In Religion Free, Keith Howard assembles an anthology of the two intellectuals very finest thoughts selected from their essays, debates, lectures, and media interviews, supplemented with correlated news stories and excerpts from other prominent atheists and activists. The result is a comprehensive collection of the most compelling opinions and ideas of the modern day humanist and religion free communities.

The Rage Against the Light

The Rage Against the Light
Author: Peter Harris
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN 10: 153265197X
ISBN 13: 9781532651977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rage Against the Light Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens was the most eloquent of the New Atheists. With great rhetorical polish and an encyclopedic mind for historical facts and literary quotations, he presents the case of anti-theism very effectively. Though now deceased, Hitchens’ arguments continue to reverberate through his best-selling books and online presence. God, asserts Hitchens, would be, if he existed, the greatest of dictators. Religion, according to Hitchens, is morally bankrupt and madly irrational. The world is better off without them! But is this true? It is the purpose of this book to identify Hitchens’ worldview in order to subject it to a critique that will powerfully expose its many flaws. Rather than a dictator, God will be shown to be a God of love. Christianity too will be revealed as a faith that ought to resist tyranny, provides the best foundation for intrinsic human value, and is a rational belief-system. In so doing, this book appeals to all who have been influenced or convinced by Hitchens’ arguments to reconsider their position and refuse to rage against the light.

God Is Great Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens

God Is Great  Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens
Author: Peter James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2021-02
ISBN 10: 9781649998606
ISBN 13: 1649998600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Great Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens Book Review:

This book is for the millions of people who bought or listened online to Christopher Hitchens' book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" and hundreds of millions of people worldwide who've witnessed a multitude of world-renowned intellectuals and religious leaders fail to combat the late and great Christopher Hitchens with any scriptural evidence. With Bible citations provided to support each assertion, author Peter James utilizes his 4-decade long study of biblical scripture and presents a genuinely authentic "why not let the Bible speak for itself" approach to answering the questions and accusations brought up by Christopher Hitchens in his book and debates. This book will evoke feelings that are not for the faint of heart and easily offended. Starting from the introduction, the author challenges his readers to open their bibles regardless of faith or lack thereof, to take on Christopher Hitchens with scriptural evidence rather than man-made interpretation and opinion. With the absence of a religious agenda, doctrine, and personal bias, "God Is Great: Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens" will leave you questioning everything you've ever known about religion, the bible, and god.