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Faith and its critics : a conversation

Author: David Fergusson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Fergusson
ISBN: 019956938X 0199585687 9780199585687 9780199569380
OCLC Number: 955195623
Description: 195 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: 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
Responsibility: David Fergusson.

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