The Jesus Delusion

The Jesus Delusion
Author: Heinz-Werner Kubitza
Publsiher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 3828865143
ISBN 13: 9783828865143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jesus Delusion Book Review:

The Bible is the most overrated book in the world, and Jesus of Nazareth the most overrated person in world history. These are some of the propositions which the author, who has a doctorate in theology, formulates in his examination of the Christian religion. In a very readable and often humorous style the book asks whether the Bible really is such a good, ethically valuable book, as the Churches always claim, or whether the God of the Old Testament is not rather an irascible war god while the New Testament announces the destruction of all unbelievers at the end times: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16: 16). The book also asks whether the Churches are right to invoke that Jesus of Nazareth whom they announce as the Son of God. After all, academic research has long established that the real Jesus was very different and had almost nothing in common with the Jesus of the Churches. Christianity has been driving through history without a driver's licence. This book is addressed both to believers who do not shy away from confronting uncomfortable facts, and to those people who have nothing to do with the Church and who have always suspected that something in Christianity is not quite right.

The Jesus Delusion

The Jesus Delusion
Author: Heinz-Werner Kubitza
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 3828865143
ISBN 13: 9783828865143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jesus Delusion Book Review:

The Bible is the most overrated book in the world, and Jesus of Nazareth the most overrated person in world history. These are some of the propositions which the author, who has a doctorate in theology, formulates in his examination of the Christian religion. In a very readable and often humorous style the book asks whether the Bible really is such a good, ethically valuable book, as the Churches always claim, or whether the God of the Old Testament is not rather an irascible war god while the New Testament announces the destruction of all unbelievers at the end times: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16: 16). The book also asks whether the Churches are right to invoke that Jesus of Nazareth whom they announce as the Son of God. After all, academic research has long established that the real Jesus was very different and had almost nothing in common with the Jesus of the Churches. Christianity has been driving through history without a driver's licence. This book is addressed both to believers who do not shy away from confronting uncomfortable facts, and to those people who have nothing to do with the Church and who have always suspected that something in Christianity is not quite right.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
Author: Milton Rokeach
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1590173988
ISBN 13: 9781590173985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Book Review:

On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized after increasingly violent behavior toward his family; and Leon Gabor, a college dropout and veteran of World War II. The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ. Their extraordinary meeting and the two years they spent in one another’s company serves as the basis for an investigation into the nature of human identity, belief, and delusion that is poignant, amusing, and at times disturbing. Displaying the sympathy and subtlety of a gifted novelist, Rokeach draws us into the lives of three troubled and profoundly different men who find themselves “confronted with the ultimate contradiction conceivable for human beings: more than one person claiming the same identity.”

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 Christian Delusion

The Christian Delusion
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN 10: 1616143185
ISBN 13: 9781616143183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Delusion Book Review:

In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were outsiders. Experts in medicine, psychology, and anthropology join Loftus to show why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very difficult to rationally defend. Collectively, these articles reveal that popular Christian beliefs tend to rely on ignorance of the facts. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith.

UFO End Time Delusion

UFO  End Time Delusion
Author: David Allen Lewis
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1991-07-01
ISBN 10: 1614582815
ISBN 13: 9781614582816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UFO End Time Delusion Book Review:

The author of Prophecy 2000 shares his 39 years of research into the diabolical source of "flying saucers." Today our secularized society is so eager for quick, amazing answers. Will new hope arrive on these "chariots of the gods?" Psychics are channeling such exciting insights from alleged cosmic beings, detailing the "true" nature of God and alternate roads to salvation. Supermarket tabloids proclaim oddball messages from space. New Agers are captivated by the promise of alien cosmic enlightenment and higher intelligence from beyond the stars. So, what is really out there? Why are movies filled with wise aliens, Eastern mysticism, and New Age humanism such hits? Are we being set up for a new , false, extraterrestrial hope? Yet another alternative to the only true way - Jesus Christ?

Atheist Delusions

Atheist Delusions
Author: David Bentley Hart
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 0300155646
ISBN 13: 9780300155648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheist Delusions Book Review:

Religious scholar Hart argues that contemporary antireligious polemics are based not only upon conceptual confusions but upon facile simplifications of history and provides a powerful antidote to the New Atheists' misrepresentations of the Christian past.

The Strong Delusion

The Strong Delusion
Author: John W. Milor
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN 10: 1532014457
ISBN 13: 9781532014451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strong Delusion Book Review:

John Milors fascinating work is based on the Bible telling of a powerful deception that will overshadow the Earth, a deception so intense that only those with a genuine love relationship with God will be able to endure it. Events from the authors own life, including a series of supernatural encounters, have revealed some key components of this strong delusion, which he believes will initiate a grand display of open contact with extraterrestrials. It will also involve the global rise of Islam. Its no mistake that the faiths of four billion people (Christians and Muslims) include two versions of prophetic visions that are nearly identical, yet they represent opposite sides of a global conflict that will end in the Battle of Armageddon. This book delves into myriad topics, including: Encounters with angels, otherworldly beings, and Jesus Christ; Encounters with demons, ghosts, nephilim, jinns, and mythical creatures; The Bibles explanation of ET good guys and bad guys; The Quran and Hadiths ET connection: Was Muhammad abducted as a boy, and operated on? Was the angel that abducted Muhammad really Gabriel? Were the mysterious jinns of Islam actually surviving nephilim? Is the Quran and Hadiths ideology specifically tailored for the Antichrist? These and other topics harken to ancient times and peer into a not-too-distant future, when the author believes we will see a return to the days of Noah, as prophesied by Jesus.

Is Faith Delusion

Is Faith Delusion
Author: Andrew Sims
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-03-09
ISBN 10: 1441129219
ISBN 13: 9781441129215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Faith Delusion Book Review:

Is faith delusion? Is religion bad for your health? How, in a scientifically and technologically advanced age, can people still believe in God/spirit/'other'? Clearly not all believers are primitive and ill-educated; an alternative explanation is that they must be mad, or at least severely neurotic (as suggested by Freud). This book starts by looking at, and giving reasons for, the connection and the division between Christian faith and psychiatry. It asks whether science challenges Christians involved with psychiatry, as patients or professionals, and whether the spiritual needs of patients are recognised. The author examines the scope and use of the neuro-sciences and considers cause and effect, natural selection and determinism. He explores the overlap (and the difference) between psychiatric symptoms and religious belief, the possible association between demon possession and mental illness, and the idea that some people are intrinsically religious and some are not. The variations of personality are examined, with their implications for belief. Posited as a statement, that faith is delusion is always hostile, but outcome studies (reviewed here) show that in general religious belief and practice convey good mental health. Religious faith and mental illness are different, and their concepts come from different world-views. A consideration of them in relation to each other is long overdue. The author is a former Professor of Psychiatry and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has also been Chairman of their Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group, so is exceptionally well qualified to address the subject. Although the book is technically proficient, it is aimed at the general reader and is illustrated with stories, brief case histories and anecdotes.

Darwin s Angel

Darwin s Angel
Author: John Cornwell
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2008-09-25
ISBN 10: 1846680654
ISBN 13: 9781846680656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darwin s Angel Book Review:

In the voice of a guardian angel, the author responds to the book "The God delusion" by Richard Dawkins.

The Atheist Delusion

The Atheist Delusion
Author: Phil Fernandes
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 1607915820
ISBN 13: 9781607915829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God is No Delusion

God is No Delusion
Author: Thomas Crean
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1681492105
ISBN 13: 9781681492100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God is No Delusion Book Review:

Richard Dawkins, biologist and best-selling author, claims that belief in God is a "delusion" and that "religion" harms society. Dawkins contends that he has reason and evidence on his side, and he dismisses faith as unfounded, even irrational. Dominican Thomas Crean tackles Dawkins' claims head-on. He presents straightforward arguments for God's existence, and he uses reason and evidence to defend such things as miracles and the authority of the Bible. He also shows how God is important for a coherent understanding of morality, and why Dawkins' approach winds up reducing morality to the individual's subjective likes and dislikes. By demonstrating how Dawkins' criticisms rest on misunderstandings, superficial readings, poor argumentation, a lack of historical awareness, and not a little prejudice, Crean reveals Dawkins to be out of his philosophical and theological depth, and his case against God to be fundamentally flawed.

Spiritualism a Satanic Delusion and a Sign of the Times

Spiritualism  a Satanic Delusion  and a Sign of the Times
Author: William Ramsey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1856
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044010748341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritualism a Satanic Delusion and a Sign of the Times Book Review:

The Spirit of Delusion Reproved Or the Quaker s Cause Fairly Heard and Justly Condemned Being an Answer to William Penn George Fox G Whitehead G Keith E Burroughs and Several Other the Most Leading Men Amongst Them Etc

The Spirit of Delusion Reproved  Or the Quaker s Cause Fairly Heard and Justly Condemned  Being an Answer to William Penn  George Fox  G  Whitehead  G  Keith  E  Burroughs  and Several Other the Most Leading Men Amongst Them  Etc
Author: Thomas WILSON (Rector of Arrow, Warwickshire.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1678
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0023913781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Delusion Reproved Or the Quaker s Cause Fairly Heard and Justly Condemned Being an Answer to William Penn George Fox G Whitehead G Keith E Burroughs and Several Other the Most Leading Men Amongst Them Etc Book Review:

The Popular Delusion Or Baptismal Regeneration Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting

The Popular Delusion  Or  Baptismal Regeneration Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting
Author: William Mushett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1850
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0023289013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interpretation of Schizophrenia

Interpretation of Schizophrenia
Author: Silvano Arieti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 541
Release: 1957
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000886393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deer Hunting with Jesus

Deer Hunting with Jesus
Author: Joe Bageant
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 0307449572
ISBN 13: 9780307449573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deer Hunting with Jesus Book Review:

Years before Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, a raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor -- and why they have learned to hate liberalism. What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war. By turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks." Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape. He writes of: • His childhood friends who work at factory jobs that are constantly on the verge of being outsourced • The mortgage and credit card rackets that saddle the working poor with debt • The ubiquitous gun culture—and why the left doesn’ t get it • Scots Irish culture and how it played out in the young life of Lynddie England

Mormonism a Delusion A lecture etc

Mormonism  a Delusion  A lecture  etc
Author: Edward Boteler CHALMER
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1852
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0019471588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Author: Robert Macpherson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HNU1IG
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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