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

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 Rage Against God

The Rage Against God
Author: Peter Hitchens
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0310320313
ISBN 13: 9780310320319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rage Against God Book Review:

Hitchens describes his tumultuous journey from atheist to Christian and the moral reasoning that caused his conversion.

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.

Why Religion Is Immoral

Why Religion Is Immoral
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781760110086
ISBN 13: 1760110086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Religion Is Immoral Book Review:

Brings together the most memorable of the arguments he made over the last two decades, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; jabs at towering political figures like Bill Clinton and Henry Kissinger; as well as celebrations of the pleasures of drinking, and more.

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.

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.

Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues
Author: Peter Hitchens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89081049967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monday Morning Blues Book Review:

The Express's most controversial columnist is well known for his disregard for fashionable opinion. This collection of columns and journalism provides a chance to enjoy (or confront) one of the greatest enemies of the modern left.

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.

Hitch 22

Hitch 22
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0771041128
ISBN 13: 9780771041129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitch 22 Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author and finalist for the National Book Award — one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time — shares his personal life story. Most who have observed Christopher Hitchens over the years would agree that he possesses a ferocious intellect and is unafraid to tackle the most contentious subjects. Now 60, English-born and American by adoption; all atheist and partly Jewish; bohemian (even listing "drinking" along with "disputation" as "hobbies" in Who's Who), he has held to a consistent thread of principle whether opposing war in Vietnam or supporting intervention in Iraq. As a foreign correspondent in some of the world's nastiest places, a lecturer and teacher and an esteemed literary critic, Hitchens manifests a style that is at once ironic, witty, and tough-minded. A legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for literature, he has sometimes ridiculed those who claim that the personal is political, though he has often seemed to illustrate that very idea. Readers will find that his own many opposites attract, as do his many sketches of friendship and ex-friendship, from Martin Amis to Noam Chomsky. Condemned to be able to see both sides of any argument, Christopher Hitchens has contradictions that contain their own multitudes.

The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect
Author: Larry Alex Taunton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 1595554408
ISBN 13: 9781595554406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grace Effect Book Review:

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Hitchens Vs Blair

Hitchens Vs  Blair
Author: Christopher Hitchens,Tony Blair
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1770890084
ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchens Vs Blair Book Review:

Presents the text of a debate between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and British intellectual Christopher Hitchens about the role and influence of religion in the modern world.

Arguably

Arguably
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1742693792
ISBN 13: 9781742693798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arguably Book Review:

A collection of the most important and controversial writings from the unapologetically provocative yet universally admired Christopher Hitchens.

Reason Faith and Revolution

Reason  Faith  and Revolution
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 0300155506
ISBN 13: 9780300155501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reason Faith and Revolution Book Review:

On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular -- nor for many conventional believers. --Résumé de l'éditeur.

Challenging the New Atheism

Challenging the New Atheism
Author: Aaron Pratt Shepherd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1000175308
ISBN 13: 9781000175301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging the New Atheism Book Review:

This book presents a pragmatic response to arguments against religion made by the New Atheism movement. The author argues that analytic and empirical philosophies of religion—the mainstream approaches in contemporary philosophy of religion—are methodologically unequipped to address the “Threefold Challenge” made by popular New Atheist thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. The book has three primary motivations. First, it provides an interpretation of the New Atheist movement that treats their claims as philosophical arguments and not just rhetorical exercises or demagoguery. Second, it assesses and responds to these claims by elaborating four distinct contemporary philosophical perspectives— analytic philosophy, empirical philosophy, continental philosophy, and pragmatism—as well as contextualizing these perspectives in the history of the philosophy of religion. Finally, the book offers a metaphilosophical critique, returning again and again to the question of method. In the end, the author settles upon a modified version of pragmatism that he concludes is best suited for articulating the terms and stakes of the God Debate. Challenging the New Atheism will be of interest to scholars and students of American philosophy and philosophy of religion.

Why Faith Matters

Why Faith Matters
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061982474
ISBN 13: 9780061982477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Faith Matters Book Review:

Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism
Author: Stephen Bullivant,Michael Ruse
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN 10: 0191667390
ISBN 13: 9780191667398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism Book Review:

Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.

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 and the New Atheism

God and the New Atheism
Author: Dr John F Haught
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 0664234712
ISBN 13: 9780664234713
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.

Jihad Radicalism and the New Atheism

Jihad  Radicalism  and the New Atheism
Author: Mohammad Hassan Khalil
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN 10: 1108421547
ISBN 13: 9781108421546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihad Radicalism and the New Atheism Book Review:

This book compares the conflicting and consequential interpretations of jihad offered by mainstream Muslim scholars, violent Muslim radicals, and New Atheists.