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No argument for God : going beyond reason in conversations about faith

Author: John Wilkinson
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion is irrational! New atheists trumpet the claim loudly, so much so that it's become a sort of conventional wisdom. Professing your faith in God sounds increasingly like a confession of intellectual feebleness. Belief in God sounds as cute and quaint as it does pointless. John Wilkinson contends that the irrationality of faith is its greatest asset, because rationalism itself sets artificial limits on all that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780830834204 0830834206
OCLC Number: 666492808
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Wouldn't it be nice? --
Seeing things for the first time --
Stop making sense --
Two-dimensional existence --
All in your head --
Guess who is at the door --
In the flesh --
No stranger to nonsense --
Circular reasoning --
Dialogue --
Discontent --
Echoes of God --
What can I say? --
The dream of God.
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Religion is irrational! New atheists trumpet the claim loudly, so much so that it's become a sort of conventional wisdom. Professing your faith in God sounds increasingly like a confession of intellectual feebleness. Belief in God sounds as cute and quaint as it does pointless. John Wilkinson contends that the irrationality of faith is its greatest asset, because rationalism itself sets artificial limits on all that we've seen -- which itself is hinting at something greater that can't be seen. In No Argument for God he turns the tables on the cult of reason, showing that it limits conversation to what happened, when what we really want is the why behind it. We settle for investigation when what we need is revelation -- the answer to all our longings. Read this book and break though the gridlock of apologetic arguments to a life-giving encounter with the God who satisfies our minds and seeks our good. - Publisher.

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