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An atheist defends religion

by Bruce Sheiman

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Published by Alpha in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion,
  • Atheism

  • About the Edition

    Written from the perspective of an unbeliever. The author asserts that religion provides a combination of psychological, moral, emotional, existential, communal, and even physical health benefits that no other institution can provide. He explains that most rational argument for dismissing atheism is not to be found in the never-eding debate over the existence of God, but in the enduring value of religion itself.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBruce Sheiman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL48 .S5145 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 239 p. ;
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23980154M
    ISBN 109781592578542
    LC Control Number2008943862

      One of the things atheists tend to believe is that modern science is on their side, whereas theism is in conflict with science: that, for example, belief that God created man in his own image is inconsistent with scientific explanations provided by the theory of evolution. In his absorbing new book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, Alvin Plantinga, a distinguished analytic philosopher known for.   After a lifetime in the church, MacBain came out as an atheist at an American Atheists' convention in Bethesda, Md. Colin Hackley for NPR This is the first in a series of stories on losing faith.

    A new perspective. Defending religion as a cultural institution in the face of resurgent atheistic thought. For centuries, the theism-atheism debate has been dominated by two positions: stringent believers committed to the "yes, there is a God" argument, and atheists vehemently. Your next book is one I’ve not come across before, James Thrower’s Western Atheism: A Short History.. I brought this book in because when I was writing my book on atheism, Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, I was looking for some was very little written about that.

      The one theology book all atheists really should read One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is . "An Atheist defends Religion" (Part 2 of two parts) This topic is a continuation from the first part. “Enlightened” thinkers also call for a different approach. Don’t blame or .


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