9781616141684

The Christian Delusion

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    9781616141684

  • ISBN10:

    1616141689

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-04-27
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Summary

In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, Loftus has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first critically acclaimed book, Why I Became an Atheist.

Author Biography

John W. Loftus, a former Christian preacher, is the author of Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity and founder of www.debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 15
Why Faith Fails
The Cultures of Christianitiesp. 25
Christian Belief through the Lens of Cognitive Sciencep. 47
The Malleability of the Human Mindp. 65
The Outsider Test for Faith Revisitedp. 81
Why the Bible Is Not God's Word
The Cosmology of the Biblep. 109
The Bible and Modern Scholarshipp. 148
What We've Got Here Is a Failure to Communicatep. 181
Why the Christian God Is Not Perfectly Good
Yahweh Is a Moral Monsterp. 273
The Darwinian Problem of Evilp. 237
Why Jesus Is Not the Risen Son of God
Jesus: Myth and Methodp. 27
Why the Resurrection Is Unbelievablep. 291
At Best Jesus Was a Failed Apocalyptic Prophetp. 316
Why Society Does Not Depend on Christian Faith
Christianity Does Not Provide the Basis for Moralityp. 347
Atheism Was Not the Cause of the Holocaustp. 368
Christianity Was Not Responsible for Modern Sciencep. 396
Contributorsp. 421
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