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The Christian Delusion

The Christian Delusion

Why Faith Fails

  • Author: John W. Loftus
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1616143185
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 422
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In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were outsiders. Experts in medicine, psychology, and anthropology join Loftus to show why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very difficult to rationally defend. Collectively, these articles reveal that popular Christian beliefs tend to rely on ignorance of the facts. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith.

The End of Christianity

The End of Christianity

  • Author: John W. Loftus
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1616144149
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 433
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In this successor to his critically acclaimed anthology, The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, a former minister and now leading atheist spokesperson has assembled a stellar group of respected scholars to continue the critique of Christianity begun in the first volume. Contributors include Victor Stenger, Robert Price, Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, Keith Parsons, David Eller, and Taner Edis. Loftus is also the author of the best-selling Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity. Taken together, the Loftus trilogy poses formidable challenges to claims for the rationality of the Christian faith. Anyone with an interest in the philosophy of religion will find this compilation to be intellectually stimulating and deeply thought provoking.

How to Defend the Christian Faith

How to Defend the Christian Faith

Advice from an Atheist

  • Author: John W. Loftus,Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • ISBN: 1634310586
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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The first book on Christian apologetics written by a leading atheist figure that teaches Christians the best and worst arguments for defending their faith against attack The Christian faith has been vigorously defended with a variety of philosophical, historical, and theological arguments, but many of the arguments that worked in an earlier age no longer resonate in today's educated West. Where has apologetics gone wrong? What is the best response to the growing challenge presented by scientific discovery and naturalistic thought? Unlike every work on Christian apologetics that has come before, How to Defend the Christian Faith is the first one written by an atheist for Christians. As a former Christian defender who is now a leading atheist thinker, John Loftus answers these questions and more. He shows readers why Christian apologists have failed to reach the intelligent nonbeliever and offers practical advice for Christians, whether they want to better defend their faith against atheist arguments, or actively convert more individuals to Christianity.

The Christian Observer

The Christian Observer

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Atheist Delusions

Atheist Delusions

The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies

  • Author: David Bentley Hart
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300155646
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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Religious scholar Hart argues that contemporary antireligious polemics are based not only upon conceptual confusions but upon facile simplifications of history and provides a powerful antidote to the New Atheists' misrepresentations of the Christian past.

The Great Commission: Or, The Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel, to the World

The Great Commission: Or, The Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel, to the World

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  • Category: Missions
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The Christian commonwealth; or, The Church of the New Testament a republic [by K. MacQueen].

The Christian commonwealth; or, The Church of the New Testament a republic [by K. MacQueen].

  • Author: Kenneth Macqueen
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50 Great Myths About Atheism

50 Great Myths About Atheism

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118607813
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name. An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious belief Teaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argument Objectively considers each myth on its merits Includes a history of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist organizations, and an extensive bibliography Explains the differences between atheism and related concepts such as agnosticism and naturalism

The Victoria magazine [ed. by E. Faithfull].

The Victoria magazine [ed. by E. Faithfull].

  • Author: Emily Faithfull
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hte london quarterly review

hte london quarterly review

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