The Twilight of Atheism

The Twilight of Atheism
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307424170
ISBN 13: 9780307424174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight of Atheism Book Review:

In this bold and provocative new book, the author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life. Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious devotion throughout the world. In THE TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM, the distinguished historian and theologian Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century. A former atheist who is now one of Christianity’s foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional religion and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism, and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable, and necessary response to its failures. THE TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM will unsettle believers and nonbelievers alike. A powerful rebuttal of the philosophy that, for better and for worse, has exerted tremendous influence on Western history, it carries major implications for the future of both religion and unbelief in our society.

The Twilight Of Atheism

The Twilight Of Atheism
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 1407073761
ISBN 13: 9781407073767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight Of Atheism Book Review:

Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious/spiritual devotion throughout the world. In this highly readable book, the distinguished historian and theologian, Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century. A former atheist who is now one of Christianity's foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional Christianity and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud, Marx and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable and necessary response to its failures.

The Twilight of Atheism

The Twilight of Atheism
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780385500616
ISBN 13: 0385500610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight of Atheism Book Review:

The author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges beliefs that the modern world is becoming more secular, presenting arguments that demonstrate why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance necessary for coping with today's issues.

Seven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism
Author: John Gray
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN 10: 0241199425
ISBN 13: 9780241199428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Types of Atheism Book Review:

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.

The Dawkins Delusion

The Dawkins Delusion
Author: Alister McGrath,Joanna Collicutt McGrath
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2011-06-18
ISBN 10: 0830868739
ISBN 13: 9780830868735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawkins Delusion Book Review:

Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath present a reliable assessment of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, famed atheist and scientist, and the many questions this book raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

The New Atheists

The New Atheists
Author: Tina Beattie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015073916028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Atheists Book Review:

A recent spate of bestsellers (Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Christopher Hitchins, God is Not Great) have popularized a new form militant atheism claiming not only that religion is an illusion but that it is the source of most of the world's ills. Tina Beattie, an English Catholic feminist theologian, does not set out to confront these works head on, proving the existence of God or defending the virtues of religion. She does not believe in the God rejected by these atheists, and she readily concedes the evils done in the name of religion. Rather, after situating these new atheists in their historical/cultural context as part of a longstanding tension between science and religion, she shifts the debate in the direction of an approach to religion that emphasizes the realm of symbol, imagination, and creativity.

The Reenchantment of Nature

The Reenchantment of Nature
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN 10: 0385508263
ISBN 13: 9780385508261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reenchantment of Nature Book Review:

In this provocative assessment of the world's current ecological crisis, the author of the critically acclaimed In the Beginning exposes the false assumptions underlying the conflicts between science and religion, and proposes an innovative approach to saving the planet. Traditionally, science and religion have been thought of as two distinct and irreconcilable ways of looking at the world, and scientists have often chastised the world's religions for keeping their eyes on the heavens and paying scant attention to the destruction of Earth's precious resources and its natural wonders. In The Reenchantment of Nature, Alister McGrath, who holds doctorates in both molecular biology and divinity, challenges this long-held and dangerously misguided dichotomy. Arguing that Christianity and other great religions have always respected and revered the bounty and beauty of the earth, McGrath calls for a radical shift in perspective. He shows that by defining the world in the narrowest of scientific terms and viewing it as a collection of atoms and molecules governed by unchanging laws and forces, we have lost our ability to appreciate nature's enchantments. In order to address the threats to our environment, he maintains, it is essential to reawaken our sense of awe and look at the world as a glorious creation, an irreplaceable gift of God. In setting forth a new framework for the debate between science and religion on ecological theory, The Reenchantment of Nature points the way to integrating two different traditions in a sane and productive effort to rescue the natural world from its present environmental decline.

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality
Author: André Comte-Sponville
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780670018475
ISBN 13: 0670018473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Book Review:

Poses an argument for living a spiritual life that is not dependent on religion, explaining that an acceptance of philosophical spiritual traditions and values does not require practitioners to embrace the existence of a higher order.

The Landscape of Faith

The Landscape of Faith
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN 10: 028107626X
ISBN 13: 9780281076260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Faith Book Review:

At Oxford University in the 1970s, Alister McGrath faced a crisis when he realized that his scientific atheism made less sense of reality than the ‘big picture’ offered by Christianity. A reluctant convert, he was astonished by the delight he found in exploring a previously unknown world of ideas. Crucial to his understanding have been the Christian Creeds, which he regards as maps to the landscape of faith. His hope in this volume is that we too may grasp comprehensively the treasure to which they point: the living God, who is the ground of our existence; Jesus Christ who journeys with us; the Holy Spirit who offers us reassurance and affirmation on the way. Drawing on the theology of popular writers like C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers, and full of stories and illustrations, this vivid portrayal of the imaginative power and vision of Christianity will prove invaluable to clergy, church leaders, theological students – and all who long to expand their understanding and love of God.

Dawkins GOD

Dawkins  GOD
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN 10: 1118724917
ISBN 13: 9781118724910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawkins GOD Book Review:

Alister E. McGrath is one of the world’s leading theologians, with a doctorate in the sciences. Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This fascinating and provoking work is the first book-length response to Dawkins’ ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion. Addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins’ approach to science and religion: Is the gene actually selfish? Is the blind watchmaker a suitable analogy? Are there other ways of looking at things? Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examines the religious implications of his scientific ideas, making for a fascinating and provoking debate Written in a very engaging and accessible style, ideal to those approaching scientific and religious issues for the first time Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this book. He is one of the world’s best known and most respected theologians, with a strong research background in molecular biophysics A superb book by one of the world’s leading theologians, which will attract wide interest in the growing popular science market, similar to Susan Blackmore’s The Meme Machine (1999).

Arguing for Atheism

Arguing for Atheism
Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134871112
ISBN 13: 9781134871117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arguing for Atheism Book Review:

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

God and Inscrutable Evil

God and Inscrutable Evil
Author: David O'Connor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780847687640
ISBN 13: 0847687643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Inscrutable Evil Book Review:

In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ("friendly theism") and a version of atheism ("friendly atheism") are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil, O'Connor concludes that a warranted outcome is a philosophical detente between those two positions. On the way to that conclusion he develops two arguments from evil, a reformed version of the logical argument and an indirect version of the empirical argument, and deploys both against a central formulation of theism that he describes as orthodox theism. God and Inscrutable Evil makes a valuable contribution to contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.

Richard Dawkins C S Lewis and the Meaning of Life

Richard Dawkins  C S  Lewis and the Meaning of Life
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN 10: 0281080208
ISBN 13: 9780281080205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Richard Dawkins C S Lewis and the Meaning of Life Book Review:

Alister McGrath has written to great acclaim on both Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis. Here he brings these two intriguing and well-known writers into a conversation. They could hardly have more different perspectives! Engaging with their views is a brilliant way of sharpening up our own thinking on the meaning of life.

Why God Won t Go Away

Why God Won t Go Away
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN 10: 0281065764
ISBN 13: 9780281065769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why God Won t Go Away Book Review:

The recent rise of the New Atheism has aroused great general interest, thrown up questions of fundamental importance, and started a fascinating conversation. Why God Won't Go Away invites us to join in. The volume opens with a survey of the main ideas of the New Atheism, as expressed in the works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. We then examine the core views of the movement closely, making due reference to its 'virtual community' of websites and blogs. Subjects explored include: whether religion is delusional and evil, the belief that human beings are fundamentally good, whether we should have faith only in what can be proved through reason and science, the idea that the best hope for humanity is a 'New Enlightenment' The result is a lively and highly thought-provoking volume that poses a number of interesting questions. Why is religion experiencing a resurgence in the twenty-first century, when we are meant to have grown out of such a primitive fixation? Has the New Atheism's fascination with rationality led to a fatal underestimation of the longing of the human heart to adore? And if, as Christopher Hitchens writes in exasperation, religion is 'ineradicable', doesn't this tiresome fact suggest that dismissing belief in God as irrational and unscientific might just be a waste of time?

Inventing the Universe

Inventing the Universe
Author: Alister McGrath
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN 10: 1444798472
ISBN 13: 9781444798470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing the Universe Book Review:

We just can't stop talking about the big questions around science and faith. They haven't gone away, as some predicted they might; in fact, we seem to talk about them more than ever. Far from being a spent force, religion continues to grow around the world. Meanwhile, Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists argue that religion is at war with science - and that we have to choose between them. It's time to consider a different way of looking at these two great cultural forces. What if science and faith might enrich each other? What if they can together give us a deep and satisfying understanding of life? Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading authorities on science and religion, engages with the big questions that Dawkins and others have raised - including origins, the burden of proof, the meaning of life, the existence of God and our place in the universe. Informed by the best and latest scholarship, Inventing the Universe is a groundbreaking new primer for the complex yet fascinating relationship between science and faith.

The Ethics of Belief By William K Clifford A Paper Read Before the Metaphysical Society

The Ethics of Belief   By William K  Clifford  A Paper Read Before the Metaphysical Society
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 7
Release: 1876
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BL:A0022054851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Belief By William K Clifford A Paper Read Before the Metaphysical Society Book Review:

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000031733076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Review:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology
Author: Stephen Bullivant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 0199652562
ISBN 13: 9780199652563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology Book Review:

The first full-length study exploring the possibility of salvation for athiests in Catholic dogmatic theology since Vatican II. It discusses crucial foundational issues in the decades preceding the Council, looks at the conciliar teaching itself, explores solutions proposed by Rahner and others, and suggests a new approach.

Why I Became an Atheist

Why I Became an Atheist
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-10-10
ISBN 10: 1616145781
ISBN 13: 9781616145781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Became an Atheist Book Review:

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.

Fiction as History

Fiction as History
Author: G. W. Bowersock
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN 10: 0520301307
ISBN 13: 9780520301306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiction as History Book Review:

Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, G. W. Bowersock investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the second century, a time when apparent fictions about both past and present were proliferating at an astonishing rate and history was being invented all over again. With force and eloquence, Bowersock illuminates social attitudes of this period and persuasively argues that its fiction was influenced by the emerging Christian Gospel narratives. Enthralling in its breadth and enhanced by two erudite appendices, this is a book that will be warmly welcomed by historians and interpreters of literature. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.