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on 3 June 2017
Great book for anyone interested in the question "Does God exist"
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on 15 August 2011
For those who think all religious believers lack intellectual thinking, this book will be an eye-opener. Be warned, though - this is not an easy read and a degree of knowledge of philosophy, science and theology are required to take in the full impact of the content. Contributors are scholars of some merit and give a sound rationale for religious belief. It is, of course, impossible to prove the existence of God but the case for the possibility (and some would argue the probability) of God's existence is well known amongst philosophers.

Richard Dawkins is a good scientist but a poor philosopher and some of the weaknesses of his arguments in 'The God Delusion' are examined in this book. However, the issues tackled go much wider than Dawkin's arguments and show that challenging critical thinking and religious belief are not incompatible.
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on 21 August 2011
The essay titles and authors tell it all. A series of essays by well known Christian apologists. Each chapter has a further reading section. For me it is a joy when Christian thinkers collaborate in a book like this, they are loving God with their mind. This book is mind food for the Christian thinker. Chapter headings are:

1. Richard Dawkins on Arguments for God by William Lane Craig
2. The Image of God and the Failure of Scientific Atheism by J P Moreland
3. Evidence of a Morally Perfect God by Paul K Moser
4. God and Physics by John Polkinghorne
5. God and Evolution by Michael J Behe
6. Evolutionary Explanations of Religion by Michael J Murray
7. God, Evil and Morality by Chad Meister
8. Is Religion Evil? by Alister McGrath
9. Are Old Testament Laws Evil? by Paul Copan
10. How Could God Create Hell? by Jerry L Walls
11. Recognising Divine Revelation by Charles Taliaferro
12. The Messiah you Never Expected by Scott McKnight
13. Tracing Jesus' Resurrection to its Earliest Eyewitness Accounts by Gary R Habermas
14. Why Faith in Jesus Matters by Mark Mittelberg

Postscript: My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism by Antony Flew (with Gary Habermas)

Appendix: The Dawkins Confusion: Naturalism "Ad Absurdum": A Review of Richard Dawkins's "The God Delusion" by Alvin Plantinga

For another fascinating series of essays see Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists & Other Objectors edited by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig.

NB For more on Paul Copan's essay (Are Old Testament Laws Evil?) see Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan, published in 2011.
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on 12 April 2011
The book is essentially a positive apologetic for belief in God. It is particularly aimed at those who have been taken in by the "new atheism" led by Dawkins and others. It tackles a range of topics from psychology to history and explains how these point to God. This is the first time I have read so many important thinkers in one book. Plantinga, Behe, McGrath and many others are represented. I particularly liked Pockinghorne's discussion on physics, especially the multi-verse theory and its flaw. I think what was missing were contributions on mathematics. Would have loved to see Poythress do that. A good read nevertheless. Strongly recommended!
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on 5 February 2016
A good variety of informed artilces. One in particular gave me a great advance in understanding
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on 27 April 2012
This book is worthwhile reading for those who are concerned about the rising aggressive atheism present in the UK at the moment.
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