The God Delusion
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|Author by||: Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence.
|Author by||: Richard Dawkins|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
A preeminent scientist—and the world's most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. 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, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.
|Author by||: Richard Dawkins|
|Editor||: Random House|
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.
|Author by||: Alister McGrath,Joanna Collicutt McGrath|
|Editor||: InterVarsity Press|
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.
|Author by||: Instaread|
|Editor||: Instaread Summaries|
The God Delusion: by Richard Dawkins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51% certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God. Genuine curiosity as disciplined by a sound scientific method is far more useful than religions. Religion is all too often based on superstition. An in depth investigation of the intellectual bankruptcies of polytheism and monotheism, the secular beliefs of the Founding Fathers, and the Galton and Stannard prayer experiments underscore this idea. In contrast, the argument for natural selection shows it can account for the whole of human life rather than the idea that there is one divine creator, a statement that in itself leads to more questions, such as the origins of that single creator… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The God Delusion:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways
|Author by||: Thomas Crean|
|Editor||: Ignatius Press|
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.
|Author by||: John C Lennox|
|Editor||: Lion Books|
Evaluates the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe, and provides a fresh basis for discussion. The book has grown out of the author's lengthy experience of lecturing and debating on this subject in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia, and has been written in response to endless requests for the argumentation in written form.
|Author by||: Neil Laing|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion is one of the most serious attacks on religion in recent times. A number of highly capable authors have countered it. Neil’s reply is different from most. He finds areas of agreement with Dawkins over a number of his assessments of religion while exposing his erroneous understanding of the nature of God. He shows that Dawkins’s attack on God is irrelevant even though he successfully demolishes what he imagines is the Christian “god”. At the same time, Neil tries to equip Christians to come to an informed intelligent position, to lose their fears of science, and to see its wonderful strengths. He challenges the assumptions made particularly by the New Atheists in imagining that faith is a childish approach to origins and furthermore that their own views are similar to some religions so that they virtually have a “god” themselves. Tackling thorny topics like the meaning of faith, miracles, morality, and righteousness, Neil honestly appraises Christian views, tries to debunk misconceptions about these topics, and shows that science and faith can be mutually enhancing.
|Author by||: G Whiz|
|Editor||: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)|
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|Author by||: Instaread|
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The God Delusion: by Richard Dawkins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51% certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God. Genuine curiosity as disciplined by a sound scientific method is far more useful than religions. Religion is all too often based on superstition. An in depth investigation of the intellectual bankruptcies of polytheism and monotheism, the secular beliefs of the Founding Fathers, and the Galton and Stannard prayer experiments underscore this idea. In contrast, the argument for natural selection shows it can account for the whole of human life rather than the idea that there is one divine creator, a statement that in itself leads to more questions, such as the origins of that single creator... Inside this Instaread of The God Delusion: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways
|Author by||: Eric Reitan|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Is God a Delusion? addresses the philosophical underpinnings of the recent proliferation of popular books attacking religious beliefs. Winner of CHOICE 2009 Outstanding Academic Title Award Focuses primarily on charges leveled by recent critics that belief in God is irrational and that its nature ferments violence Balances philosophical rigor and scholarly care with an engaging, accessible style Offers a direct response to the crop of recent anti-religion bestsellers currently generating considerable public discussion
|Author by||: Alister E. McGrath|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion
|Author by||: Intelligent Community The Intelligent Community,Barry Krusch|
|Editor||: The Intelligent Community|
This work carefully dissects Richard Dawkinss argument about the existence of God and exposes its numerous logical fallacies and factual errors, ultimately demonstrating that Dawkinss primary argument is itself a faith-based construction. A copy of "The God Delusion," an iPod or other MP3 player, and a broadband connection to download MP3 files are required to use this learning program. (World Religions)
|Author by||: David Reuben Stone|
David Reuben Stone presents a modern defense of the existence of God. Two new arguments are presented: The Argument From The Laws Of Physics, and the Fine-Tuning Argument. The atheism of Richard Dawkins is refuted in great detail, as well as writings of the following atheistic authors: Quentin Smith, Michael Martin, William Rowe, Victor Stenger, Theodore Drange, J.L. Schellenberg, Nicholas Everitt, Michael Ikeda, Bill Jefferys, Theodore Schick Jr., Wesley C. Salmon, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Victor Cosculluela, Thomas Metcalf, and Bruce and Frances Martin. The defenses of atheism by these leading thinkers now stand thoroughly critiqued and in need of substantial revision. A must read for anyone interested in the existence of God. The defense of Hugh Ross's fine-tuning arguments against objections raised by Ikeda and Jefferys is, alone, worth the price of this book! David Reuben Stone is president and founder of Atheism Is False Ministries: www.atheismisfalse.com
|Author by||: Mike King|
|Editor||: Lulu Enterprises Uk Limited|
'The God Delusion Revisited' is an ordinary Christian's review of Richard Dawkins' recent polemic on religion, 'The God Delusion'. It specifically and comprehensively targets the views expounded in 'The God Delusion' and questions the credibility that Dawkins enjoys through his scientific writings, a credibility that is not based on his 'religious' expertise but on his work in the field of zoology. 'The God Delusion Revisited' highlights this undeserved prominence and provides balance in the current growing debate on religion. Mike King is a Christian and has written 'The God Delusion Revisited' from a Christian perspective. He was born and raised as a Roman Catholic and attended schools run by Benedictine monks. He lost his faith in his mid-teens and for most of his life has regarded himself as somewhere between atheism and agnosticism. He became a Christian in 2002. He is married with two children and has also written 'In the blink of an eye', an autobiographical work.
|Author by||: Andrew J. Wilson|
|Editor||: Kingsway Publications|
In his book The God Delusion, prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has brought together the many arguments against the likelihood of God's existence. This challenging book sold 50,000 copies in hardback within a few weeks of publication, and a paperback is set to follow. In Deluded by Dawkins?, Andrew Wilson subjects these arguments to rigorous analysis. First he clarifies those which are unsubstantiated or irrelevant, and then he acknowledges the many points with which Christians can actually agree. From here he examines eight arguments over which Christians must differ, and explains why. Easy to read and follow, this is for any believer who wishes to see through the rhetoric to the real issues at stake.
|Author by||: Richard Dawkins,Eureka|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion Preview: In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51% certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Insights -Analysis of Key Insights
|Author by||: J. A. Posner|
If you've been irritated by Richard Dawkins, here's a skeptical look at his most provocative work. If you found his forthright denunciation of religion stimulating, here's an atheist who invites you to notice that The God Delusion isn't science, and that Dawkins' reasoning is weak. Dawkins is convinced that, as a scientist, he's pre-eminently qualified to understand the world, and that if you disagree with him it's probably because you're not smart enough. The author of this book is content to suppose you can think for yourself, and encourages you to do so. The Insulted Trilobite suggests non-believers can, ought to, and need to take a rational view of religion. This book sketches in the personal, psychological, historical and ideological frameworks Dawkins neglects. The tone is occasionally sharp, but it's not polemical. More than just another reply to The God Delusion, this is an entertaining sidelong glance at intellectual dishonesty, self-deception, belief, so-called rationalism, so-called religion, and how we think, talk and argue about the world in which we live.
|Author by||: Rodney Jenman|
An unreligious and unusual response to Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion" which largely discusses ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Buddhism.This book invites atheism in a direction that has not been yet been widely trodden with regards to its fundamental arguments, giving it in an unexpected and refreshingly unusual challenge.The philosophical root of atheism is challenged in a manner that Dawkins breezes over that he implicitly subscribes to and does not discuss at great length, which is an old philosophical standpoint that has interested philosophers for hundreds, if not thousands of years before Dawkins.Be prepared to never look at sanctity in the same way again as Jenman makes a highly strange, unethical and entertaining romp through the current foundations of human belief systems under the fire of modern scientific excellence, without claiming that Dawkins has made any real errors or arguing for the existence of any metaphysical or supernatural reality.