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Outgrowing Dawkins: God for Grown-ups

Outgrowing Dawkins: God for Grown-ups
In his latest book Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins tries to show that all religious belief is intellectually nonsensical and thus highly damaging in practice. But does he even understand what he rejects? Featured in The Church Times 31/01/20
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ISBN/EAN: 9780281084104
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Publisher: SPCK
Author: Rupert Shortt
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In his latest book Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins tries to show that all religious belief is intellectually nonsensical and thus highly damaging in practice. But does he even understand what he rejects? In this incisive rebuttal, Rupert Shortt exposes the main flaws in Dawkinss arguments his weakness for crude caricatures, selective way with evidence, ignorance of philosophy and history as well as theology, and even his questionable interpretations of science. At the same time Outgrowing Dawkins demonstrates the coherence of a mature, self-critical faith and its contribution to human progress. In his new book Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins purports to demolish the claims of mainstream religion, starting with belief in a Creator. All of life's big questions can apparently be answered by science. But does he even understand what he rejects? Rupert Shortt's answer in Outgrowing Dawkins is a resounding 'No'. The high priest of New Atheism quite literally doesn't know what he's talking about, because the deity he rejects is a childish parody. From this flow many further muddles and straw man arguments. Shortt's incisive rebuttal includes positive suggestions for advancing an often sterile debate. 'A great read. Rupert Shortt demolishes Richard Dawkinss arguments with consummate elegance. Julia Neuberger A bracing demonstration that a Christian can myth-bust an atheist quite as effectively as vice versa. Tom Holland
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