Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation (Paperback)
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Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 03/03/2011

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Heralded as the exponents of a 'new atheism', critics of religion are highly visible in today's media, and include the household names of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris. David Fergusson explains their work in its historical perspective, drawing comparisons with earlier forms of atheism. Responding to the critics through conversations on the credibility of religious belief, Darwinism, morality, fundamentalism, and our approach to reading sacred texts, he establishes a compelling case for the practical and theoretical validity of faith in the contemporary world.

An invitation to engage in a rich dialogue, Faith and Its Critics supports an informed and constructive exchange of ideas rather than a contest between two sides of the debate. Fergusson encourages faith communities to undertake patient engagement with their critics, to acknowledge the place for change and development in their self-understanding whilst resisting the reductive explanations of the new atheism.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199585687
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 200 x 135 x 33 mm


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an interesting and balanced treatment. - Graham Gould. The Journal of Theological Studies.

David Fergusson is a careful scholar. There is an elegance in his writing - a precision that is a delight to read. He has clearly read the primary texts with care and provides a masterful survey which locates, analyses and adjudicates the issues. It is an insightful study. - Simon Gathercole, Scottish Journal of Theology

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