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Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

David Fergusson


This book discusses numerous wide-ranging, topical issues of faith, using various illustrations from contemporary life. It provides a historical, social, and rhetorical context for the ‘new atheism’, and evaluates in depth, the relationship of religion to science, including a theological and scientific critique of both creationism and intelligent design theory. Critics of religion, such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, and Sam Harris, are heralded as the exponents of a ‘new atheism’, and the book explains each of their work in its historical perspective, drawing comparisons with earlier form ... More

Keywords: religious faith, new atheism, creationism, intelligent design theory, Darwinism, morality, fundamentalism, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Fergusson, author
Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
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