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Gunning For God: Why the New Atheists Are Missing the Target

John Lennox

Paperback 2011-09-23

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Since the twin towers crashed to the ground on 9/11 there has been no end to claims that religion 'is dangerous', 'kills', or 'poisons everything'. And if religion is the problem with the world, say the New Atheists, the answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer in the field - the French philosopher Michel Onfray - John Lennox points out some of the fallacies in the New Atheist approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the very obstinate foolishness they criticise in dogmatic religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some debilitating punches. However, it also puts forward new ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give Dawkins' best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought.

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Publisher Description

Since the twin towers crashed to the ground on 9/11 there has been no end to claims that religion 'is dangerous', 'kills', or 'poisons everything'. And if religion is the problem with the world, say the New Atheists, the answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer in the field - the French philosopher Michel Onfray - John Lennox points out some of the fallacies in the New Atheist approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the very obstinate foolishness they criticise in dogmatic religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some debilitating punches. However, it also puts forward new ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give Dawkins' best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought.

Koorong Code332242
ISBN0745953220
EAN9780745953229
Pages256
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryApologetics
PublisherLion Hudson Publishing
Publication DateSep 2011
Dimensions14.77 x 138.62 x 218.77mm
Weight0.340kg