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Best Atheism Books Worth Your Attention

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1. Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God (2014)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your Attention• “Science can’t explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way.” • “God’s existence is proven by scripture.” • “There’s no evidence that God doesn’t exist.” • “God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?” • “Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!” How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response…
Author(s): Armin Navabi, Nicki Hise

2. Atheism For Kids (2016)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionAtheism For Kids tackles these questions head-on, in a fun and beautifully-illustrated book written for children who are exploring religious ideas in an increasingly secular world.Atheism For Kids asks open-ended and non-judgmental questions about religion, with suggestions for how we might choose to live if we opt for an atheist or humanist lifestyle instead. An indispensable guide for anybody parenting atheist children or interested in explaining religion to children, this book: Atheism for Kids was written alongside the British National Curriculum, and is ideal for home…
Author(s): Jessica Thorpe, Teal Barnes

3. Atheism: The Case Against God (The Skeptic’s Bookshelf) (2016)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionIn this classic treatise on atheism,George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by human beings – the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad “proofs” offered by theists – sophisticated, professional theologians – as well as the average religious layperson. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general and concludes that religious belief cannot have any…
Author(s): George H. Smith, Lawrence M. Krauss

4. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (2003)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionAtheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments…
Author(s): Julian Baggini

5. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (Oxford Handbooks) (2016)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionRecent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no…
Author(s): Stephen Bullivant, Michael Ruse

6. The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions (2009)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionMilitant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding…
Author(s): David Berlinski

7. Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2015)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionOver the last decade, “New Atheists” such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject.Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the…
Author(s): Michael Ruse

8. The Aesthetics of Atheism: Theology and Imagination in Contemporary Culture (2019)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionAtheism and Christianity are often placed at polar opposite ends of a spectrum, forever in stark conflict with each other. In The Aesthetics of Atheism, Kutter Callaway and Barry Taylor propose a radical alternative: atheism and theism need each other. In fact, atheism offers profound and necessary theological insights into the heart of Christianity itself. To get at these truths, Callaway and Taylor dive into the aesthetic dimensions of atheism, using everything from Stranger Things to Damien Hirst’s controversial sculptures to the music of David Bowie, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen. This journey through…
Author(s): Kutter Callaway, Barry Taylor

9. Atheism For Dummies (2013)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionFor people seeking a non-religious philosophy of life, as well as believers with atheist friends, Atheism For Dummies offers an intelligent exploration of the historical and moral case for atheism. Often wildly misunderstood, atheism is a secular approach to life based on the understanding that reality is an arrangement of physical matter, with no consideration of unverifiable spiritual forces. Atheism For Dummies offers a brief history of atheist philosophy and its evolution, explores it as a historical and cultural movement, covers important historical writings on the subject, and discusses…
Author(s): Dale McGowan

10. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (2004)

Best Atheism Books Worth Your AttentionGeisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith….
Author(s): Norman L. Geisler , Frank Turek , et al.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007): American author, writer of Cat’s Cradle, among other books. Vonnegut said “I am an atheist (or at best a Unitarian who winds up in churches quite a lot).” Sarah Vowell (born 1969): American author, journalist, humorist, and commentator, and a regular contributor to the radio program This American Life. Discover the best Atheism in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. There are *FAR* too many books on the list that are not actually about atheism, or are so but only in passing. I love Douglas Adams as much as anybody, and the Hitch-hiker books are fantastic, but why are they here? The same goes for a lot of the listed books. Atheism is somewhat difficult to define. Wikipedia has the following “in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist.”

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Theism and atheism : opposing arguments in philosophy

Author(s): Koterski, Joseph W.; Oppy, Graham
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2362421

Monotheism and Contemporary Atheism

Author(s): Michael Ruse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 857 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2400131

The New Atheism, Myth, and History: The Black Legends of Contemporary Anti-Religion

Author(s): Nathan Johnstone
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2234459

Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

Author(s): Mohammad Hassan Khalil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2238045

Seven Types of Atheism

Author(s): John Gray
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2018, Size: 481 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2241210

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Author(s): Victoria Smolkin
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2246834

Systematic atheology : atheism’s reasoning with theology

Author(s): Shook, John R.
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2273025

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