- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Lion Books; First Edition First Printing edition (18 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0745955401
- ISBN-13: 978-0745955407
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Is Religion Irrational? Paperback – 18 Mar 2011
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"Although he lacks the glibness, arrogance, and fame of best-selling antireligionists Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, Ward neatly cuts the ground from under such global-village atheists." --"Booklist "on "Is Religion Dangerous?"
"Ward, with humor and skill, deftly and accurately guides us through the ages of reflection on what can and cannot be known about God. . . . This book inspires considerable thought and thus belongs in every library." --"Library Journal "on "God: A Guide For the Perplexed"
"An impressively insightful and well-balanced survey of major questions for science-and-religion dialogue. . . . Writing as a scholar of world religions, Ward discusses multiple traditions at a level of depth and detail that exceeds the normal standards of the science and religion literature. " --"Publishers Weekly," starred review, on "The Big Questions of Science and Religion"
About the Author
Keith Ward is a fellow of the British Academy and Professional Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London. He was formerly Professor of Religion at King's College, London, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is also a well-known broadcaster and author of over twenty books including More than Matter? and Is Religion Dangerous?
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Prof Ward criticizes the philosophy of materialism and points out that very few philosophers, classical and modern have been materialists; according to Ward, God is not just an extra add on to a material universe which will gradually disappear as science progresses. There are also some strong responses to problems such as evil and whether religion is harmful
After reading this book I certainly wont go back to reading the sort of trash peddled by Dawkins and Harris et al.