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Best Books On Atheism

Recommendations from 8 articles, Sam Harris, Andrew Weil, Timothy Keller.
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God Is Not Great
How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens - 2009-04-06 (first published in 2007)
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Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas. With a close and studied reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of ...
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Sam Harris
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Breaking the Spell
Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Daniel C. Dennett - 2007-02-06
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An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future.For a growing number of people, there is nothing more important than religion. It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community. In this daring new book, distinguished philosopher Daniel C. Dennett...
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Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Bertrand Russell - 1967-10-30 (first published in 1957)
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Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his t...
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Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris - 2008-01-08 (first published in 2006)
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In response to The End of Faith, Sam Harris received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God. Letter to A Christian Nation is his reply. Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. In the course of his argument, he addresses curr...
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The End of Faith
Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Sam Harris - 2005-09-17 (first published in 2004)
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In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion int...
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Andrew Weil
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Five Proofs of the Existence of God
Edward Feser - 2017-08-18
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This book provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God’s existence: the Aristotelian, the Neo-Platonic, the Augustinian, the Thomistic, and the Rationalist.It also offers a thorough treatment of each of the key divine attributes—uni...
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The Belief Book
David G McAfee - 2018-12-13 (first published in 2015)
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What is belief and why is it so important? Where did it come from and what does it do? This book answers all of those questions and more! David G. McAfee, an author who studies religions, teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison to create The Belief Book. No matter how old or how young you are, this easy-to-read book can help you learn ...
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Sense and Goodness Without God
A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
Richard Carrier - 2005-02-23
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If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowl...
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The Cambridge Companion to Atheism
Michael Martin - 2007-01-04
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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In ...
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Seven Types Of Atheism
John Gray - 2018-01-01
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For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well a...
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Timothy Keller
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Victor J. Stenger - 2008-04-08
The Impossibility of God by Michael Martin