The Twilight of Atheism
The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
By (author) Alister E. McGrath
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Twilight of Atheism by Alister E. McGrath
Book DescriptionAtheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious/spiritual devotion throughout the world. In this highly readable book, the distinguished historian and theologian, Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century. A former atheist who is now one of Christianity's foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional Christianity and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud, Marx and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable and necessary response to its failures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844131556
(197mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alister E. McGrath
Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books, including In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible, The Reenchantment of Nature, and The Journey; a consulting editor of Christianity Today and the general editor of The NIV Thematic Study Bible. He lives in Oxford, UK.
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