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Gunning for God : Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target - John C. Lennox

Gunning for God

Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2011
ISBN: 9780745953229
Number Of Pages: 256

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Atheism is on the march in the western world, and its enemy is God. Religion, the "New Atheists" claim, "is dangerous", it "kills" or "poisons everything". And if religion is the problem with the world, their answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling the likes of Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett head on, John Lennox highlights the fallacies in the their approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the same obstinate foolishness of which they accuse dogmatic religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some debilitating punches. It also puts forward new ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give the New Atheists' best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought.

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...robust reply to writers such as Dawkins, Hitchens and others... * The Bookseller *
"This is a powerful, hard-hitting yet accurate indictment of the `New Atheists'. Quoting extensively from their works, Lennox fully documents their closemindedness, their reluctance to consider evidence, and their resort to ridicule, mockery, and misrepresentation in the place of serious argument - qualities that can make their work confirm rather than undermine religious belief." -- Professor Alvin Plantinga, The William Harry Jellema Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College
"There is no more important debate than this - science versus religion. But it needs to begin again, with a clear understanding of what science and religion actually are. Lennox has done this wonderfully." -- Colin Tudge in The Guardian

Introductionp. 9
Are God and Faith Enemies of Reason and Science?p. 27
Is Religion Poisonous?p. 59
Is Atheism Poisonous?p. 83
Can We be Good Without God?p. 97
Is the God of the Bible a Despot?p. 117
Is the Atonement Morally Repellent?p. 145
Are Miracles Pure Fantasy?p. 165
Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?p. 187
Final Reflectionsp. 227
Notesp. 233
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ISBN: 9780745953229
ISBN-10: 0745953220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd September 2011
Publisher: Lion Hudson PLC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.1 x 21.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Type: New edition

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