Why God Won’t Go Away: Is The New Atheism Running On Empty?
By: Alister McGrath
Why God Won’t Go Away was a great read. It may not be what you expect looking at it. I admit it looked like an average apologetic books to me. That is, atheism is false and this is why and God exists and this is how we know. It was not this at all. Rather, like his earlier book that was released just before the emergence of the “New Atheism” (which he has been unfairly criticized for the timing of) called The Twilight Of Atheism, this book serves more of an overview and analysis of the history and beliefs of the topic. And, I would like to add, this book makes a brilliant follow up to The Twilight Of Atheism. It almost reads as a sequel. As to the content of the book, it was very calm, rational and mature, even though dealing with a group which seriously lacks these qualities. This is the kind of fair and intellectually satisfying book readers of Alister McGrath have come to expect. And although this is not your typical apologetics book it still nonetheless does a competent job of rebuking this new atheist movement. My finals thoughts on the book, magnificent. Although one who tends to dislike scholarly books may want to avoid it (though it would be their own loss).
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