Faith and Its Critics

Faith and Its Critics

A Conversation

Fergusson, David (Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

Oxford University Press

03/2011

208

Mole

Inglês

9780199585687

15 a 20 dias

A clear explanation of the ideas of recent critics of faith such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris in the context of historical atheism and an accessible discussion of the most common themes that characterise contemporary debates on the place of faith in contemporary society, including Darwinism, ethics, and fundamentalism.
Introduction ; 1. Atheism in historical perspective ; 2. The credibility of religious belief - claims and counter-claims ; 3. Darwinism - how much does it explain? ; 4. Religion, art and morality - invention or discovery? ; 5. Is religion bad for our health? Saints, martyrs, and terrorists ; 6. Sacred texts - how should we read them? ; Conclusion
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