God And The New Atheism Paperback

A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens

by John F. Haught;

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God And The New Atheism

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In God and the New Atheism, John F. Haught gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent best-selling books by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith), and Christopher Hitchens (God is not Great).

For some, these “new atheists” appear to say extremely well what they believe to be wrong with religion. But, as John Haught shows, the treatment of religion in these books is riddled with logical inconsistencies, shallow misconceptions, and crude generalisations.

Can God really be dismissed as a mere delusion? Is faith really the enemy of reason? And does religion really poison everything?

“Challenging and serious,…Haught lays out the fundamental issues clearly and without the vitriol that has characterised Hitchens et al. as well as many of their interlocutors.” Publishers Weekly

1. How new is the new atheism?
2. How atheistic is the new atheism?
3. Does theology matter?
4. Is God a hypothesis?
5. Why do people believe?
6. Can we be good without God?
7. Is God personal
8. Christian theology and the new atheism

The end of the book contains suggestions for further reading, notes and an index.

John F. Haught is Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. One of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of theology and science, Haught was Chair and Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown from 1970 to 2005.

God And The New Atheism by John F. Haught was published by Westminster John Knox in February 2008 and is our 49095th best seller. The ISBN for God And The New Atheism is 9780664233044.

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Details for God And The New Atheism

Page last updated 15th July 2013
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWestminster John Knox (February 2008)
Number of Pages280
Thickness8 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1142478
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