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A Sceptic S Guide To Atheism

Author : Peter S Williams
ISBN : 9781842278994
Genre : Religion
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This is an accessible response to the contemporary anti-God arguments of the 'new atheists' (Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens, Grayling, etc). Atheism has become militant in the past few years, with its own popular mass media evangelists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett. In this readable book, Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams considers the arguments of the 'new atheists' and finds them wanting. Williams explains the history of atheism and responds to the claims that: 'belief in God causes more harm than good'; 'religion is about blind faith and science is the only way to know things'; 'science can explain religion away'; 'there is not enough evidence for God'; 'the arguments for God's existence do not work'. Williams argues that belief in God is more intellectually plausible than atheism.

The Church In Relation To Sceptics

Author : Alexander James Harrison
ISBN : WISC:89005730544
Genre : Apologetics
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Secularism Scepticism And Atheism

Author : George Jacob Holyoake
ISBN : HARVARD:AH5AYZ
Genre : Atheism
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Atheism A Guide For The Perplexed

Author : Kerry Walters
ISBN : 9781441187949
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Atheism: A Guide for the Perplexed moves beyond the polemics to present an overview of atheism that is rigorous but still accessible to the educated layperson as well as to the undergraduate student in philosophy and theology. After a preliminary investigation of what atheists mean when they use the words 'atheism' and 'God'-a much more complex investigation than one might suspect-the book explores the differences and similarities between 'old' and 'new' atheism; places atheism of either variety in context by examining the naturalistic worldview that grounds it; provides a short historical sketch of atheism; examines a number of arguments against God-belief; investigates whether an atheist worldview is consistent with ethics and a sense of purposefulness; inquires into whether the current militancy against religious belief is pertinent or a red herring; and concludes with a few suggestions for continued dialogue between believers and nonbelievers. The goal throughout is to present a balanced, non-partisan introduction to the worldview, principles, and arguments of atheism that highlights the position's strengths as well as its weaknesses.

A Faithful Guide To Philosophy

Author : Peter S. Williams
ISBN : 9781725240322
Genre : Religion
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A Faithful Guide to Philosophy is the only British Christian introduction to philosophy, a book that will be used as a course textbook and by church study groups and individual readers alike. It covers a broad range of subjects of central importance to the Christian worldview, and will be prized by many.

Mindfulness Now And Zen The Sceptics Guide To Ultimate Reality

Author : Wally Barr
ISBN : 9781326946760
Genre : Religion
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This book explores how each of us knows what we know. It considers claims that we see only illusions and that behind it all there is an indescribably beautiful reality - both a God and a Nirvana. The book goes on to explain in simple terms how these two ideas, so different on the surface, may not be so different at all. Ranging across the centuries the book draws on the teachings of a wide variety of thinkers from vastly different cultural, philosophical and religious backgrounds. The message they each bring is distilled into one consistent story in which our everyday sense of reality can be thought of as a deceptive and rather pale reflection of what's really going on. And although our thinking processes are seriously limited, the book describes how we can all transcend these limitations and experience Ultimate Reality through the simple practice of mindfulness - for mindfulness meditation offers freedom from thinking.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Atheism

Author : Daniel Harbour
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025258539
Genre : Philosophy
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Atheism has always been open to the attack that it is a sterile concept and that atheists clearly don’t believe in anything. In this remarkable book, Daniel Harbour turns this disadvantage into the spearhead of his defense of atheism and incisive attack on religion, whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Zen. He argues that the battle between the two has wrongly been fought on the narrow issue of the existence of God. In reality, the question is based on what is morally good and bad, i.e. whether a religious belief or an atheist belief puts one in a better position to do good. Using modern examples such as gay marriages and racial hatred, Daniel Harbour casts a light on the ideas atheism stands for.

A Skeptic S Guide To Belief

Author : Ken Crispin
ISBN : 9781532678530
Genre : Religion
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What would happen if you faced your doubts, set aside your preconceptions, and decided to follow the path of truth wherever it might lead? Most people, whether believers or atheists, doggedly defend what they have always believed. Many see this as an expression of faith. Yet, there is something almost inexpressibly sad about the plight of people living out their lives in reliance upon beliefs they dare not question. Perhaps that is why many of us come to a point at which we feel compelled to pursue the truth, no matter what the implications. But even if we found the courage to embark upon such a journey, could we really find a path through the scientific, philosophical, experiential, and theological thickets that surround the great questions of life? And if we did, would we know the truth and be set free? Would we be forced to face a long-feared despair? Or would we find ourselves still staring impotently at an enigmatic universe? This is a book unlike any other. It addresses these questions with unflinching honesty, drawing evidence from a diversity of scientific fields and subjecting the competing arguments to rigorous skeptical analysis.

Analogy Considered As A Guide To Truth And Applied As An Aid To Faith

Author : James BUCHANAN (Minister of St. Stephen's Free Church, Edinburgh.)
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Analogy Considered As A Guide To Truth And Applied As An Aid To Faith

Author : James Buchanan
ISBN : OXFORD:590177207
Genre : Faith
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The Pulpit Record And Mutual Improvement Society Parliamentary Debating Society Chronicle

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Atheism Considered Theologically And Politically

Author : Lyman Beecher
ISBN : NYPL:33433068241706
Genre : Atheism
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Aspects Of Scepticism

Author : John Fordyce
ISBN : NYPL:33433068241383
Genre : Faith
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Lectures On Political Atheism And Kindred Subjects

Author : Lyman Beecher
ISBN : MINN:31951002130996X
Genre : Apologetics
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The Oxford Handbook Of Atheism

Author : Stephen Bullivant
ISBN : 9780191667404
Genre : Religion
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Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.

Guide For The Christian Perplexed

Author : Thomas P. Power
ISBN : 9781630875497
Genre : Religion
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Thoughtful Christians are legitimately perplexed by a number of issues relating to the church's belief and practice. They are perplexed partly because they recognize that the issues themselves are thorny, and partly because they are not sure how to test the mutually inconsistent theories and explanations affirmed by diverse voices speaking with equal assurance. Most Christians find relatively little occasion or encouragement to address their perplexities with intellectual candor and integrity. If they dare to acknowledge their theological perplexities at all, they are too often told that these perplexities are unimportant, or that they can be answered very simply, or that they should be left to the experts. Guide for the Christian Perplexed, written by members of the faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto, aims to explore a diversity of issues and questions to do with oour knowledge of Jesus othe meaning of suffering othe function of doctrine othe understanding of Scripture othe place of other religions othe challenge of atheism othe pleasures and complications of sexuality othe nature of worship othe way to evangelize ounderstanding who our neighbor is locally and globally odiversities of spirituality Here you will find thoughtful reflections and answers to the questions around these issues. A study guide is included for individual and group use.

Lectures On Political Atheism And Kindred Subjects; Together With Six Lectures On Temperence

Author : Lyman Beecher
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Beecher S Works Lectures On Political Atheism And Kindred Subjects; Together With Six Lectures On Intemperance

Author : Lyman Beecher
ISBN : CHI:12616090
Genre : Theology
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Guide To The Knowledge Of God

Author : Auguste Gratry
ISBN : HARVARD:AH5B1C
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Christianity In Relation To Freethought Scepticism And Faith Three Discourses By The Bishop Of Peterborough With Special Replies By Mr C Bradlaugh

Author : William Connor MAGEE (successively Bishop of Peterborough, and Archbishop of York.)
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