Why God Won't Go Away : Engaging with the New Atheism, Paperback Book

Why God Won't Go Away : Engaging with the New Atheism Paperback

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The rise of the New Atheism has aroused great general interest and the author explores beyond the rebuttal of this critique of Christianity to examine how the ideas are defended and propagated through web sites and blogs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
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  • Category: Agnosticism & atheism
  • ISBN: 9780281063871



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This is a nice short read summarising the New Atheist movement. It is a subject that interests me greatly, but I have no theological training. Nevertheless I found the book straightforward and approachable. Part one compares the four most well known proponents and their different contributions. Part 2 makes it's arguments against the movement. And part 3 looks at what the future might hold. There is a particular emphasis on the role of the internet forum in the movement which I found fascinating. This is less a book of apologetics, more a critique of the movement itself. I found it thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend it to armchair theologians everywhere.

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Being a person questioning religion, but being of a religious bent, I dislike findamentalist athiests, much the same as I dislike fundamentalst anything. This book discusses how by being so agressive many athiests are actually sending people back to religion. I found it interesting in light of several discussions I've seen recently about some very prominent athiests and their attitude to women, which doesn't differ much from their religious counterparts. It's not a neutral book, the author is christian, but he does mention buddhist as a religion without a central god, and it is true, many of the polemics are about abrahamic religions from athiests. It's worth reading for a different voice.