The Rage Against God (Hardback)
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In a fascinating account, Peter Hitchens describes his autobiographical and spiritual journey from atheism to faith in God through the power of reasoning. Peter Hitchens lost faith in his teenage years. But eventually finding atheism barren, he came by a process of logic and poetry to his current affiliation to an unmodernized belief in Christianity. Hitchens describes how he returned from the far political left- and from Bohemia. Familiar with British left-wing politics, it was traveling in the Communist bloc that first undermined his leftism and then replaced it, a process which was more or less completed when he became a newspaper's resident correspondent in Moscow in 1990, just before the collapse of the Communist Party. He became convinced of certain propositions. That modern western social democratic politics is a form of false religion in which people try to substitute a social conscience for an individual one. That utopianism is actively dangerous. That liberty and law are attainable human objectives which are also the good by-products of Christian faith. Faith is the best antidote to utopianism, dismissing the dangerous idea of earthly perfection, discouraging men and women from acting as if they were God, encouraging men and women to act in the belief that there is a God and an ordered, purposeful universe, governed by an unalterable law.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441105721
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm


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"The two best-written books were Christopher Hitchens's memoirs Hitch 22 and his brother Peter's The Rage Against God. Even though the authors set the benchmark for sibling rivalry, their books prove there is something special about them. Both are restless romantics, enemies of cosy consensus, original minds - and products of an education system that wanted all children to be cultured and questioning.

Peter's book reads as if Cardinal Newman were reflecting on life after battle-scarred years as a foreign correspondent, while Christopher's book, if it were a thoroughbred horse, would be by George Orwell out of Kingsley Amis. I can think of no better pair of books for Christmas reflection." Michael Gove, Mail on Sunday, 5th December 2010 (one of the Books of the Year)

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“A Hitch Upon The Thread”

This is a very English book about religion, which is to say, it isn’t really about religion at all. Like most of his countrymen, Mr Hitchens prefers to keep his immortal soul hidden under several layers of tweed.... More

Paperback edition
2nd July 2011
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“A Hitch Upon The Thread”

This is a very English book about religion, which is to say, it isn’t really about religion at all. Like most of his countrymen, Mr Hitchens prefers to keep his immortal soul hidden under several layers of tweed.... More

Hardback edition
13th May 2010
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“Pilgrim's Regress”

This is three books in one, but the better for that. The first is an evocative bitter-sweet lament for a long lost country that will be familiar to people over 50. In amongst that there is the author's account of... More

Paperback edition
11th August 2011
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