The Portable Atheist

Author : Christopher Hitchens
ISBN : 9780306817229
Genre : Religion
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
Category: Religion

The Atheist S Fatal Flaw

Author : Norman L. Geisler
ISBN : 9781441245915
Genre : Religion
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Most critiques of atheism focus on refuting head-on the claims of atheists. Instead, this unique book faithfully represents what atheists say they believe and stands back to watch as the natural inconsistencies in that worldview inevitably rise to the surface. Norman L. Geisler, the apologetic giant of our time, is joined by Daniel J. McCoy, highlighting two inconsistencies in particular. First they examine the atheist's assertion that God cannot exist because there is evil in the world and that if God truly existed, he would intervene. These same people then turn around and say any intervention on God's part would impose upon human autonomy, and thus would be unjust. Second, these very interventions that would be considered immoral if imposed upon the earth by God are lauded when they stem instead from some human institution or authority. Geisler and McCoy highlight this kind of "doublethink" step by step, showing readers how to identify such inconsistencies in atheistic arguments and refute them--or rather show atheists how they refute themselves.
Category: Religion

The Hitch

Author : Christopher Hitchens
ISBN : 9783641069698
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Hitch: das bewegte Leben eines der einflussreichsten und streitbarsten Denker Ikonen von ihrem Sockel zu stürzen ist ein Anliegen, das Christopher Hitchens mit der Nonchalance eines Salonlöwen und der Unerbittlichkeit eines Rottweilers verfolgt – wie seine Biografien über Mutter Teresa, Henry Kissinger und Bill Clinton beweisen. Jetzt hinterfragt der Bestsellerautor, Journalist, Bonvivant und Provokateur seinen eigenen, fast schon ikonenhaften Status als „wahrscheinlich klügster Kopf seiner Generation“ (DIE WELT). In seiner Autobiografie tritt „The Hitch” selbst ungeschminkt vor den Spiegel. Wie ein britischer Trotzkist, in der ersten Reihe der Vietnamkriegsgegner, nach dem 11. September die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft annimmt und bis heute zu den prominentesten und umstrittensten Befürwortern des Irakkriegs zählt. Wie der zum christlichen Glauben erzogene Sohn einer freigeistigen Mutter, die bis zu ihrem Selbstmord ihre jüdische Herkunft geheim hielt, seine atheistischen Ansichten zum Weltbestseller macht. Wie ein auf Kuba kaffeepflückender junger Linksintellektueller gegen das Establishment anstürmt und sich beim Cocktail mit Margaret Thatcher wiederfindet. „The Hitch” ist die Roadmap für ein Leben, das nichts, wirklich nichts ausgelassen hat.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New Atheist Novel

Author : Arthur Bradley
ISBN : 9780826446299
Genre : Religion
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The first major examination of the New Atheism as a literary phenomenon.
Category: Religion

A Shot Of Faith To The Head

Author : Mitch Stokes
ISBN : 9781595554352
Genre : Religion
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Secular, skeptical, disillusioned. These are the traits that mark our age—encouraged by outspoken atheists who insist that faith is naïve and belief is dangerous. But what if the atheists are the irrational ones? Can their beliefs withstand the rigorous examination that they demand from others? In A Shot of Faith of Faith to the Head, Mitch Stokes, Senior Fellow of Philosophy at New Saint Andrews College, dismantles the claims of skeptics and atheists, while constructing a simple yet solid case for Christian belief. This profound yet accessible book proves the rationality, consistency, and reliability of the Christian approach to science and life. If you have ever doubted that your beliefs can stand up to scrutiny—if you’ve ever doubted your beliefs—this book dissolves the questions. For atheists, it is a wake-up call. For Christians, it’s A Shot of Faith to the Head. Endorsements: "A Shot of Faith to the Head is much more than a defense of Christianity; it takes the offensive against the secularist thinking that enamors so many in the West. With the thoroughness of a scholar and the confidence of experience, Mitch Stokes demonstrates the intellectually dubious nature of the so-called "New Atheism" and provides Christians with a much needed handbook for the questions they will surely face once they are outside of the safe confines of their Christian communities. I highly recommend it." —Larry Taunton, founder of the Fixed Point Foundation and author of The Grace Effect “A fine book: lively, clear, accessible, but also deep, and deeply competent.” —Alvin Plantinga,Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, author of Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Oxford University Press “The Bible identifies Jesus as the Word and as the Light, available therefore to the mind as well as the heart. Of all religions, Christianity most invites one to think as well as to believe, and in this troubled time that invitation is still more urgent to take up. Here is a book by a skilled thinker, showing how better to think about faith. It is a worthy task, ably achieved.” —Larry P. Arnn, PhD, president, Hillsdale College “This book is what snarky atheists have coming to them for their dismissive claims and unfounded arrogance. Written not to convince atheists but to help Christians defend themselves and the Christian faith, A Shot of Faith to the Head takes the best tools of top-notch apologetics and philosophy and puts them in the hands of every believer. Even better, it’s easy and fun to read, winsome, witty, filled with sharp thinking, and well-researched. As a professor and pastor, I’ll be assigning this book in my apologetics courses and would recommend it to every Christian. It displays strategic answers to questions and objections every Christian has encountered.” —Justin Holcomb, pastor, Mars Hill Church; executive director of the Resurgence; adjunct professor of theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
Category: Religion

Der Ursprung Des Christentums

Author : Karl Kautsky
ISBN : 9783954556243
Genre : Philosophy
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In seinem Buch »Der Ursprung des Christentums« entwickelt der marxistische Theoretiker und Historiker Karl Kautsky (1854-1938) ein detailreiches Bild von Staat und Gesellschaft des frühen römischen Kaiserreichs, das mit der Gründungszeit des Christentums zusammenfällt. Großen Wert legt Kautsky dabei auf die Darstellung der religiösen und vor allem wirtschaftlichen Situation der unteren Gesellschaftsschichten, die sich durch die christliche Heilsbotschaft besonders angesprochen fühlten. Nachdruck der 1908 in Stuttgart erschienenen Originalausgabe.
Category: Philosophy

Philosophy Of Religion Literature

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1155246683
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Books about atheism, The Rage Against God, The God Delusion, God Is Not Great, The Dawkins Delusion?, The End of Faith, The Twilight of Atheism, Is God Dead?, Letter to a Christian Nation, Of Miracles, Atheism: The Case Against God, Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, The Necessity of Atheism, Why I Am Not a Christian, The Teachings of the Mystics, For the New Intellectual, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer, God: The Failed Hypothesis, The Range of Reason, God and the State, Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever, I Sold My Soul on eBay, Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, On Being a Pagan, Patrick Laude, Atheist Delusions, The Case for God, The Mentor Philosophers, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Theophrastus redivivus, Journal of Hellenic Religion, Nothing: Something to Believe In, Hatata, Philosophy: Who Needs It, Answer to Job, The Religion of Man, Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson, Ninth Bridgewater Treatise, God, A Guide for the Perplexed, Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief, A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain, Culture and Value. Excerpt: The Rage Against God (subtitle in US editions: How Atheism Led Me to Faith) is the fifth book by the traditionalist conservative writer Peter Hitchens, originally published in 2010. Autobiographical and polemical, the book describes Hitchens's journey from the militant atheism of the far political left and bohemianism to Christianity, detailing the influences on him that led to his conversion. ...
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Der Einsatz Sozialer Medien Im Sport

Author : Christoph G. Grimmer
ISBN : 9783658135881
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Der Sammelband bündelt aktuelle wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zum Forschungsbereich Social Media im Sport und bietet zugleich durch ausgewiesene Praxisexperten Einblick in die Vermarktung des Sports über Soziale Medien. Durch interdisziplinäre Betrachtung aus den Bereichen Journalismus, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Rechtswissenschaft gelingt ein mehrperspektivischer Zugang. Die Beiträge belegen für unterschiedliche Sportarten und Ebenen (Einzelpersonen, Organisationen, Gesellschaft) die Relevanz Sozialer Medien in der Vermarktung und Monetarisierung speziell im Spitzensport.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Atheist S Primer

Author : Malcolm Murray
ISBN : 9781460400449
Genre : Philosophy
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The Athiest’s Primer is a concise but wide-ranging introduction to a variety of arguments, concepts, and issues pertaining to belief in God. In lucid and engaging prose, Malcom Murray offers a penetrating yet fair-minded critique of the traditional arguments for the existence of God. He then explores a number of other important issues relevant to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the relationship between religion and morality, in each case arguing that atheism is preferable to theism. The book will appeal to both students and professionals in the philosophy of religion, as well as general audiences interested in the topic.
Category: Philosophy