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Atheism, Ayn Rand, and other heresies

Author: George H Smith
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1991.
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In this wide-ranging collection of articles, essays, and speeches, George H. Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society today. With incisive logic and considerable wit, Smith ties atheism to reason and argues that reason itself can be a moral virtue. In one penetrating chapter, Smith salutes three Christian theorists who he believes embody the spirit of reason: Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, and John  Read more...
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Smith, George H., 1949-
Atheism, Ayn Rand, and other heresies.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)556984707
Named Person: Ayn Rand; George H Smith; Ayn Rand; George H Smith; Ayn Rand; George H 1949- Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George H Smith
ISBN: 0879755776 9780879755775
OCLC Number: 22593041
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: George H. Smith.

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In this wide-ranging collection of articles, essays, and speeches, George H. Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society today. With incisive logic and considerable wit, Smith ties atheism to reason and argues that reason itself can be a moral virtue. In one penetrating chapter, Smith salutes three Christian theorists who he believes embody the spirit of reason: Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, and John Locke. This is followed by a philosophical drubbing of his "least favorite Christians" - St. Paul, St. Augustine, and John Calvin. In subsequent chapters, Smith examines religion and education; addresses the 20th century fundamentalist revival; offers suggestions on how to debate atheism with religious believers; critiques "new religions," including pop therapy, est, and tranactional analysis; and provides a comprehensive bibliographic essay on the literature of freethought.[

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