The Dawkins Delusion?

The Dawkins Delusion?

Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine

Book - 2007
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Addressing the conclusions of 'The God Delusion' with the insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and shows instead that Dawkins has abandoned his rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism.
Publisher: London : 2007
ISBN: 9780281059270
0281059276
Branch Call Number: ANF 211.8 M'GRA
Characteristics: vii, 78 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: McGrath, Joanna Collicutt

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Pumpkin54
Feb 11, 2014

The author credits Dawkins as a good communicator of science, particularly in his previous books. However he expresses surprise at the unscientific and shallow arguments Dawkins has employed in "The God delusion" in an attempt to destroy any credible arguments from those with faith in God. McGrath is critical, but Dawkins has left himself open to such, but in all cases McGrath criticises Dawkin's arguments and not the man. This book has adequate references without overloading it. In "Dawkins Deluson", McGrath provides a comprehensive answer to "God Delusion" leaving Dawkins (assertions and motives) exposed.

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eloc_2
Aug 19, 2013

I read The God Delusion and was looking for a book which would intelligently represent a thiest's view on the argument.
I was hoping this book would make me question my "non-beliefs", and approached it very openly.
This book is nothing but a personal attack on Dr. Dawkins.
It is child-like in the authors delivery of misrepresenting Dr. Dawkins quotes and then bad mouthing him, while not actually making a coherent argument in his own favor.
A headache of a book, and an offence to the intelligence of readers.
This book hold no place in the debate about faith.

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brownct
May 30, 2013

Having read The God Delusion I felt compelled to give this "treatment" an equal stage. I found "The Dawkins Delusion ?" a complete waste of time and effort Nothing more than a one hundred page personal attack against Dr. Dawkins that fails to provide any reason to believe in Faith. A boorish and sophomoric insult to intelligent readers seeking reasoned debate on the subject of Faith.

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jkeaton
Apr 18, 2013

McGrath thoroughly demolishes Dawkins key arguments - in most cases using real facts and Dawkin's own logic. McGrath knows the science - but unlike Dawkins, he also knows history and spirituality.

A must read.

A good follow-up is "Scientific Mythologies".

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lwarman
Jun 15, 2010

Doesn't even try to counter Dawkin's arguments.

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haPPY_FUn_baLL
May 11, 2010

At 90 plus pages it was still a chore to read. No real points made to sway anyone. Yes Dawkins can be shrill and his analogies are stretched at times, but his logic is sound. Petty critisism is all this book offers. It offers nothing to counter the assertions made in the God Delusion.

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charab
Mar 26, 2008

This author is much more gracious to Dawkins than Dawkins is to believers.

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