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There Is A God : How The World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind - Antony Flew

There Is A God

How The World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

Paperback Published: 15th November 2008
ISBN: 9780061335303
Number Of Pages: 256

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In There Is a God, one of the world's preeminent atheists discloses how his commitment to "follow the argument wherever it leads" led him to a belief in God as Creator.

This is a compelling and refreshingly open-minded argument that will forever change the atheism debate.

About the Author

Philosopher and former atheist Antony Flew set the agenda for modern atheism with his 1950 essay "Theology and Falsification," which became the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last half century. Flew has published over thirty books, including God and Philosophy, The Presumption of Atheism, and How to Think Straight. He spent twenty years as professor of philosophy at the University of Keele and has also held positions at Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Reading. He now lives in Reading, England.

Industry Reviews

"A clear, accessible account of the `pilgrimage of reason' which has led Flew to a belief in God." -- John Polkinghorne, author of Belief in God in an Age of Science
"Antony Flew's book will incense atheists who suppose (erroneously) that science proves there is no God." -- Ian H. Hutchinson, Professor and Head of the Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
"Towering and courageous... Flew's colleagues in the church of fundamentalist atheism will be scandalized." -- Francis S. Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God
"A very clear and readable book tracing his path back to theism, revealing his total openness to new rational arguments." -- Richard Swinburne, author of The Existence of God
"This is a remarkable book in many ways." -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
"This is a fascinating and very readable account ..." -- Professor John Hick, Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham
"A stellar philosophical mind ponders the latest scientific results. The conclusion: a God stands behind the rationality of nature." -- Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box and The Edge of Evolution
"Antony Flew not only has the philosophical virtues; he has the virtues of the philosopher. Civil in argument, relentlessly reasonable...." -- Ralph McInerny, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
"A fascinating record ...it will come as a most uncomfortable jolt to those who were once his fellow atheists." -- Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University
"Flew's exposition will be a source for reflective inquiry for many, many years..." -- Daniel N. Robinson, Philosophy Department, Oxford University
"Flew couldn't be more engaging and remain an analytic philosopher..." -- Booklist
"In clear prose and brief chapters, Flew explains the four lines of evidence that convinced him....An intellectual conversion of great significance." -- Denver Post
"The most lucid and penetrative pieces of philosophical theology to appear in years, altogether brilliant." -- The Catholic Herald
"A most valuable and readable overview of the many evidential changes of landscape that 20th century science is furnishing to the oldest question in Western civilization: Is there a God?" -- American Spectator

Prefacep. VII
Introductionp. 1
My Denial of the Divinep. 7
The Creation of an Atheistp. 9
Where the Evidence Leadsp. 31
Atheism Calmly Consideredp. 65
My Discovery of the Divinep. 83
A Pilgrimage of Reasonp. 85
Who Wrote the Laws of Nature?p. 95
Did the Universe Know We Were Coming?p. 113
How Did Life Go Live?p. 123
Did Something Come from Nothing?p. 133
Finding Space for Godp. 147
Open to Omnipotencep. 155
Appendicesp. 159
The "New Atheism": A Critical Appraisal of Dawkins, Dennett, Wolpert, Harris, and Stengerp. 161
The Self-Revelation of God in Human History: A Dialogue on Jesus with N.T. Wrightp. 185
Notesp. 215
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ISBN: 9780061335303
ISBN-10: 0061335304
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th November 2008
Publisher: HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.3 x 20.3  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.16

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