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Alister McGrath much better
, 15 April 2007
This review is from: Deluded by Dawkins? A Christian Response to the God Delusion (Paperback)
I had read Alister McGrath's "The Dawkins Delusion?", and "Dawkins' God " before the release of Wilson's "Deluded by Dawkins?". However, while I found McGrath's books were both interesting to read, and presented appropriate and effective points of rebuttal to Dawkins, Wilson's book is lame by comparison.
If you decide to read only one book, it should be McGrath's, not Wilson's.
Wilson's book starts out fine in Chapter One. Chapter Two contains a table summarizing Dawkins arguments in The God Delusion, chapter-by-chapter. This is the most useful part of Wilson's book. However, from Chapter 3 onwards, where Wilson goes into the discussion of Jesus' resurrection and veracity of the Bible, he sounds unconvincing, which only makes things look better for Dawkins.
If you're a Christian looking for good ammunition against Dawkin's The God Delusion, I'd advice you buy McGrath's book(s), and forget buying this one, but maybe look at Wilson's Chapter 2 table if a friend has bought Wilson's book.
If you're a Dawkins view supporter, wondering if you should read Wilson's book to be informed about the views "from the other side", don't bother buying this book. Again, I would instead advice you look at McGrath instead.
However, since Wilson's book is very short, and will easily be finished in a single afternoon, if you decide to read it anyways, it won't waste too much of your time.
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