50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

Lists fifty popular reasons people believe in a god and discusses their validity, including divine justice, beliefs on creationism, and fear of the afterlife.

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  • Author : Guy P. Harrison
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Pages : 354 pages
  • ISBN : 9781591025672
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 5 reviews
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50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
  • Author : Guy P. Harrison
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 18 September 2009
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Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader. This is undoubtably an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion. This unique approach to skepticism presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing

The Case for God

The Case for God
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 22 September 2009
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From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
  • Author : Guy P. Harrison
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 03 January 2012
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“What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality?" asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. "I don't know for sure. But a good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book." Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 19 November 2008
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Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 19 May 2016
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
  • Author : Paula Fredriksen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 October 2008
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of

Atheism

Atheism
  • Author : George H. Smith
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 02 November 2010
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"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding 'Yes!' " "You are about to read a minority viewpoint." With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised

Why We Need Religion

Why We Need Religion
  • Author : Stephen T. Asma
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 May 2018
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How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel pathway in a well-trodden field of religious studies and philosophy of religion. Stephen Asma argues that, like art, religion has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder

The Reason for God

The Reason for God
  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 14 February 2008
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A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one.

Belief in God in an Age of Science

Belief in God in an Age of Science
  • Author : John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 30 March 1998
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John Polkinghorne is a major figure in today’s debates over the compatibility of science and religion. Internationally known as both a theoretical physicist and a theologian—the only ordained member of the Royal Society—Polkinghorne brings unique qualifications to his inquiry into the possibilities of believing in God in an age of science. In this thought-provoking book, the author focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that these "intellectual cousins" are both concerned with interpreted experience and

Youcat English

Youcat English
  • Author : Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 26 July 2021
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Introduces young readers to Catholic beliefs as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Faith Versus Fact

Faith Versus Fact
  • Author : Jerry A. Coyne
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 19 May 2015
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The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail. What we read in the news today is full of subjectivity, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods; and thus it is more necessary now than ever to safeguard the truth with facts. In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne aims to do exactly that in the arena of religion. In clear, dispassionate detail he explains why the toolkit of

50 Voices of Disbelief

50 Voices of Disbelief
  • Author : Russell Blackford,Udo Schüklenk
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 26 September 2011
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50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists presents a collection of original essays drawn from an international group of prominent voices in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics who offer carefully considered statements of why they are atheists. Features a truly international cast of contributors, ranging from public intellectuals such as Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, such as Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of religion, including Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley Contributions range

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
  • Author : Guy P. Harrison
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 19 March 2013
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Written in a respectful and conversational style, this unique book is designed to promote constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The author, a skeptic and journalist, asks basic questions about Christian belief. What is the born-again experience? Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world? Do miracles really happen? How reliable is the Bible? What is the rapture? Why isn't everyone a Christian? Each question is followed by commentary and analysis that