The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: "If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down." The volume has received wide coverage, fueled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion. Alister McGrath, along with his wife Joanna, are ideal to evaluate Dawkins's ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins's critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such as Is faith intellectual nonsense? Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death? Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically? Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.
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OK as far as it goesユーザー レビュー - Christianbook.com
Including Intro, Bibliography and Further Reading, this book is still less than 100 pages long.One can only expect so much from such a short work. What this book does not do is provide a systematic outline let alone in depth account of Dawkin's works or ideas about God and as a result of this, one is left wondering at times what Dawkins said more specifically.When Mcgrath does quote him I was really surprised to read so many badly written Dawkins passages, how cliched his ideas and victims were, and so much emotiveness with so little philosophy to back it up. The most interesting parts of the book cover the howlers Dawkins made eg about Paul writing the Epistle to the Hebrews and attributing a quote to Tertullian which the internet has provided him with; and more generally how many other atheists, humanists and non-christians were and are embarrassed by not only his agruments but also his ignorance of the bible in particular and religion overall. This is not the book to take apart such sloppiness but is an OK starting point for anyone who is wondering what all the fuss is about and has little experience of such debates.
Review: The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divineユーザー レビュー - Ryan - Goodreads
On the whole, I enjoyed the book. As for its strengths, I think that the authors provide reasonable critique of The God Delusion. Yes, the writers are Christians, but their only reliance upon ... レビュー全文を読む