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A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism Print on Demand (Paperback) – 2009. This is a very powerful book. Simple, fair, generous arguments showing the fallacies of atheism, and how the atheist skeptic is simply not skeptical enough.

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism Print on Demand (Paperback) – 2009. Richard Dawkins gets special treatment, and it would be difficult to take him seriously after the pasting he takes here. Highly recommended for the seeker.

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism book. In this readable book, Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams considers the arguments of the 'new atheists' and finds them wanting

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism book. 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'.

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism. by Peter S Williams . Atheism has become militant in the past few years, with its own popular mass media evangelists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett.

Peter S. Williams’ new book A Sceptic’s Guide to Atheism seeks to challenge the popular conception that the New Atheist movement has a monopoly on the rational. He examines modern popularist anti-theistic writings, specifically focusing on the New Atheists, and concludes, altogether rebelliously, that I am not impressed. According to Williams, the New Atheist movement is nothing new, drawing much of its philosophy from Hume and others living hundreds of years ago. But it is angry, acerbic and rhetorically cunning

In this readable book, Christian philosopher Peter S.

In this readable book, Christian philosopher Peter S.

He has authored A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism: God Is Not Dead (Paternoster, 2009); I Wish I Could Believe In Meaning: A Response To Nihilism (Damaris, 2004); The Case For Angels (Paternoster, 2002) and The Case For God (Monarch, 1999). ▲. Have a question about this product? Ask us here. Find Related Products.

Curiously-or not-atheists and agnostics tend to score far higher than believers on surveys of religious knowledge. The most influential, the most published, the most widely read book in the history of the world is the Bible

Curiously-or not-atheists and agnostics tend to score far higher than believers on surveys of religious knowledge. The most influential, the most published, the most widely read book in the history of the world is the Bible. No other book has been so studied and so analyzed and it is a tribute to the complexity of the Bible and eagerness of its students that after thousands of years of study there are still endless books that can be written about it.

An Intelligent Person's Guide to Atheism is the first book by Daniel Harbour, an Oxford maths and philosophy graduate, who at the time of writing was working for a PhD in linguistics at MIT.

Originally Answered: What are some foundational readings for a sceptic Christian exploring atheism? . Atheism understands religion as primarily a unified phenomena rather than by the specific beliefs of specific faith group experience-because this guilt by association model works better for whateve reason. This all gets back to worldview. Hume's critique of the supernatural is simply bunk and disproven.

Atheism is a world without God. Its true nature-whether disguised in Eastern mysticism or American. The Necessity of Atheism. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. 142 Pages·1933·612 KB·237 Downloads·New!. God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. 142 Pages·2008·557 KB·752 Downloads·New! In God and the New Atheism, a world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise. Atheism And The Case Against Christ. 11 MB·604 Downloads·New! support atheism?

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.
  • This is a very powerful book. Simple, fair, generous arguments showing the fallacies of atheism, and how the atheist skeptic is simply not skeptical enough.

    Richard Dawkins gets special treatment, and it would be difficult to take him seriously after the pasting he takes here.

    Highly recommended for the seeker.

  • Peter Williams is an intelligent theist who thankfully took the time to consider the 'new atheist' literature. This is fortunate as Mr Williams might rightfully have considered the weak straw men used to attack theism in that literature a waste of his time discussing. He is clearly capable of doing much more weighty intellectual endeavours. Accordingly, theists should be indebted to him for taking the time and illuminating the current situation that is shadowed by the new athiests' straw men.

  • I am dealing with a personal experience of a spouse deconverting. It has been devastating and I am searching for books to defend my own faith. This was a good place to start.

  • "Why is there something and not, nothing?"
    "If God is completely good, why is there evil in the world?"
    "Why do Wintergreen LifeSavers spark and flicker when you chew them
    in the dark?"
    Skeptics and cynics always pose the most stimulating questions.
    You'd have to ask keen Christian philosophers about the first two.
    And the reader came to the right place: "A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism:
    God is Not Dead" by Peter Williams.

    Williams' volume is both a readable and fascinating critique of the New Atheism. Williams is a patient philosopher and he confronts the recent works of
    present-day atheistic exhorters as he refutes their primary ideas,
    analyses their assertions, and offers a potent and convincing refutation of atheism. Herein the reader finds an intellectually substantial rejoinder to skeptical thought.

    Chapters include:

    - Long live the New Atheism
    - Is Faith the root of all evil?
    - Does science explain everything?
    - Natural Theology
    - Evidence for Christianity
    - Williams notes many, I mean many, helpful resources at the back of
    each chapter.

    Williams discusses the well-known professional atheists and reveals
    that they are strict fundamentalists who are stuck in a self-stultifying
    worldview. This skeptical worldview is one built upon shifting epistemic sand
    and is propagated by inane and illogical argumentation. Williams
    provides numerous quotes from the pens of the New Atheists to
    demonstrate the weakness and incongruous structure of their
    contentions.

    He proves that the New Atheism doesn't "cut the philosophical
    mustard." His analysis is lucid and powerful as he combats atheism at
    its ground and fount. Since Williams reveals the numerous fallacies
    that the New Atheists routinely fall into, this is one of the best
    philosophical anti-atheist books written for popular readers.

    Williams exposes the anti-logical works of:
    - Dennett
    - Hitchens
    - Dawkins
    - Harris and many other fashionable atheist fundamentalists.

    In the section "Does Science Explain Everything?" Professor Williams
    opposes the irrational notion that modern science can explain
    everything. He helps the reader understand the significant distinction
    between science and "Scientism." He then discusses teleology,
    contingency, evolution, and chance. Can all the contingency and order
    be explained by time and chance acting upon matter? Williams furnishes
    compelling answers that point to the necessity of the Creator. He clearly argues that the thinking person should reject the "presumption of atheism."

    This work is littered with interesting quotes and many compelling
    arguments based on reason and the truth of the Christian worldview.
    In Sceptic's Guide," Mr. Williams surveys a stunning amount of pertinent
    literature and skillfully connects theistic truth to reason, common sense, and
    everyday thinking. The lessons he draws are astute and intuitive, but
    reader friendly. Unlike the pugnacious new atheists, Williams is
    philosophically modest and gets a lot right. I recommend "A Sceptic's
    Guide to Atheism" for all open skeptics as well as believers who
    desire rightful arguments that roundly defeat the New Atheism.

    Endorsed by William Dembski, Angus Menuge, and Gary Habermas.

    Also see the New Apologetic book:
    Truth, Knowledge and the Reason for God: The Defense of the Rational Assurance of Christianity

  • This is a welcome book. Firstly it pitches well to reclaim the word "sceptic" to its original meaning- of doubt towards a proposition, rather than as a synonym for atheist. We know that atheists are sceptical about the claims of religion, but the religious are just as sceptical about the claims of atheism.

    And Peter Williams sets out to show how and why the religious are sceptical of the claims of atheism. He does this by many arguments, across the field of the God debate. He knows the atheists' arguments well and quotes their key points and references before going on to interact with them and show up their logical or evidential flaws. For those who see Dawkins's "The God Delusion" as holy writ this will be unsettling.

    This book is very carefully written trying to be fair to those authors and ideas which it critiques.

    I can recommend it either to theists who want to disturb the certainties of their atheist friends, or to atheists who are beginning to reflect on their position.

    Of course dyed in the wool rock heads won't even consider reading it.

    If you want a good overview of the strong arguments against atheism then this book is a good place to start.