God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2011-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9780857897152
ISBN 13 : 0857897152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Description:

In god is Not Great Hitchens turned his formidable eloquence and rhetorical energy to the most controversial issue in the world: God and religion. The result is a devastating critique of religious faith god Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'.

Summary of God Is Not Great

Summary of God Is Not Great
Author : Abbey Beathan
Publisher :
Total Pages : 78
Release : 2018-06-08
ISBN 10 : 1720875014
ISBN 13 : 9781720875017
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of God Is Not Great Book Description:

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2DOEXJu) It doesn't matter if you follow a specific religion, if you are a believer or an atheist, this book will keep you hooked with its ideas. Christopher Hitchens illustrates with eloquent clarity how religion damages society and shows proof after proof about everything he says. Without censoring what he has to say, God is Not Great is a spectacular and unabridged look to the atheist vision and why Hitchens thinks that religion is poisonous. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it." - Christopher Hitchens God is Not Great teaches you a more secular life which is based on reason and science, making claims that you are able to back up with evidence. He shows you a lifestyle where you question everything around you so you become a more critical and clever individual. Hitchens always delivers a great read and in this new title, he continues his streak. Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion, revealing his discontent to their institutions and beliefs. Are you willing to listen? P.S. God is Not Great is an amazing book that reveals the ideology of one of the world's most famous atheists. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2DOEXJu "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

God is Not Great how Religion Poisons Everything

God is Not Great   how Religion Poisons Everything
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher :
Total Pages : 286
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0446500704
ISBN 13 : 9780446500708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God is Not Great how Religion Poisons Everything Book Description:

Christopher Hitchens takes on his biggest subject yet - the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. He makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

The Portable Atheist

The Portable Atheist
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2007-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9780306817229
ISBN 13 : 0306817225
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable Atheist Book Description:

Christopher Hitchens's personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original pieces by Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--"political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Total Pages : 26
Release : 2013-09
ISBN 10 : 1230848258
ISBN 13 : 9781230848259
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Hitchens Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Books by Christopher Hitchens, Peter Hitchens, God Is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens's critiques of public figures, Blaming the Victims, The Missionary Position, Letters to a Young Contrarian, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays, Why Orwell Matters, Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man" A Biography. Excerpt: Christopher Eric Hitchens (born 13 April 1949) is an English-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He has been a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September 2008. He is a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits and in 2005 he was voted the world's fifth top public intellectual in a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll. Hitchens is known for his admiration of George Orwell, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson and for his excoriating critiques of, among others, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Henry Kissinger. His confrontational style of debate has made him both a lauded and controversial figure. As a political observer, polemicist and self-defined radical, he rose to prominence as a fixture of the left-wing publications in his native Britain and in the United States. His departure from the established political left began in 1989 after what he called the "tepid reaction" of the Western left following Ayatollah Khomeini's issue of a fatw calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie. The 11 September 2001 attacks strengthened his internationalist embrace of an interventionist foreign policy, and his vociferous criticism of what he called "fascism with an Islamic face." His numerous editorials in...

Who Needs the Old Testament

Who Needs the Old Testament
Author : Katharine Dell
Publisher : SPCK
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN 10 : 9780281077236
ISBN 13 : 0281077231
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Needs the Old Testament Book Description:

Who needs the Old Testament? It might be a literary classic, but what relevance does it have today? How much of it can we believe anyway? Katharine Dell invites you to rediscover the appeal of the Old Testament for the twenty-first century. In doing so she deftly refutes hard-line attacks by writers such as Richard Dawkins; she firmly critiques the atheistic agenda of those scholars who seek to undermine the Old Testament's historical grounding; and she helpfully reassures those within the church who express doubts about its usefulness as a resource for Christian life and thought. Written by a world expert, this book will help many, both inside and outside the church, to gain a more informed appreciation of the different kinds of literature contained in the Old Testament, and a more nuanced understanding of the developing vision of God to which they witness. CONTENTS Preface Introduction PART ONE: Breaking the New Atheist Spell Chapter 1: From Dawkins to Marcion: countering scepticism and atheism. Chapter 2: The character and scope of the Old Testament: Countering a bad press. Chapter 3: Meeting Dawkins head-on: texts in Genesis. Chapter 4: Homing in on Hitchens: Exodus, Numbers and legal texts. Chapter 5: Countering Dawkins: Texts in the ‘histories’. PART TWO: Engaging with the Old Testament Chapter 6: The Writings: a neglected corner of the Old Testament. Chapter 7: The Prophets: a more convincing source of morality? Chapter 8: Back to the Pentateuch and Historical books: the power of story. Chapter 9: Questioning the history of Israel: scepticism within the Academy. Chapter 10: A Christian Perspective on the Old Testament.

For the Sake of Argument

For the Sake of Argument
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher : Verso
Total Pages : 353
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : 0860914356
ISBN 13 : 9780860914358
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Sake of Argument Book Description:

'For the sake of argument, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.'. The global turmoil of the last few years has severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few have written with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and with about the small tell-tale signs of a disordered culture. For the Sake of Argument ranges from the political squalor of Washington, as a beleaguered Bush administration seeks desperately to stave off disaster and Clinton prepares for power, to the twilight of Stalinism in Prague; from the Jewish quarter of Damascus in the aftermath of the Gulf War to the embattled barrios of Central America and the imperishable resistance of Saralevo, as a difficult peace is negotiated with ruthless foes. Hitchens' unsparing account of Western realpolitik in the end shows it to rest on delusion as well as deception. The reader will find in these pages outstanding essays on political asassination in America as well as a scathing review of the evisceration of politics by pollsters and spin-doctors. Hitchens' knowledge of the tortuous history of revolutions in the twentieth century helps him to explain both the New York intelligentsia's flirtation with Trotskyism and the frailty of Communist power structures in Eastern Europe. Hitchens' pointed reassessments of Graham Greene, P.G. Wodehouse and C.L.R. James, or his riotous celebration of drinkiny and smoking, display an engaging enthusiasm and an acerbic wit. Equally entertaining is his unsparing rogues' gallery, which gives us unforgettable portraits of the lugubrious 'Dr'Kissinger, the comprehensively reactionary 'Mother' Teresa, the preposterous Paul Johnson and the predictable P.J. O'Rourke.

Greater Than You Think

Greater Than You Think
Author : Thomas D. Williams
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2008-06-23
ISBN 10 : 9780446536271
ISBN 13 : 044653627X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greater Than You Think Book Description:

The recent runaway bestsellers God Is Not Great and The God Delusion have left Christians feeling defensive but not necessarily equipped to refute the accusations of nonbelievers. The bestsellers have also provoked those who are the fence about whether God exists, and if so, whether He's good. In his trademark elegant prose, Father Williams provides accessible but intellectually rich answers for both groups. Questions include "Isn't religion just another name for superstition (or magic or myth)?" "If God is all-good and all-powerful, how can evil exist in the world?" and "Hasn't science disproved God's existence?" For believers and those searching for something to believe in, Father Williams offers an easy-to-use resource for building up one's own faith and igniting others'.

Why Religion is Immoral

Why Religion is Immoral
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher :
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-06
ISBN 10 : 1782394605
ISBN 13 : 9781782394600
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Religion is Immoral Book Description:

This title brings together Hitchens' most vigorous and memorable interventions in the debate that followed publication of 'God is Not Great', including 'Why Religion Poisons Everything', 'Is Islam a Religion of Peace?' and 'The Tyranny of Censorship'. It also includes celebrations of the pleasures of drinking, and of the writers whose lives and work most influenced his own. No matter the subject, all of Hitchens' arguments ultimately point to the same end: freedom from tyranny in any and all forms.

Hitch Slapped and Dawkins Whipped

Hitch Slapped and Dawkins Whipped
Author : Chairman of Music and Lecturer in Korean Studies Keith Howard
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 276
Release : 2013-12
ISBN 10 : 1492923575
ISBN 13 : 9781492923572
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitch Slapped and Dawkins Whipped Book Description:

Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins are the Top Gun atheist duo bar none. Christopher Hitchens, in the four years between the publication of god is Not Great in 2007 and his passing in 2011, was an energetic, no holds barred warrior and promoter for the virtues of secularism and rationalism over the begrimed and stale offerings of primitive myth religions. Richard Dawkins, a world-renowned author and man of science with impeccable credentials, took up the challenge to advance reason and science over religion and shabby holy quackery. In 2006, Dawkins published God Delusion. The book was an overnight success and a must have, must read book for thinking people everywhere. This anthology is a collection of the best of Hitchens and Dawkins, selected from their commentaries, essays, articles, public lectures, radio interviews and televised debates. If you are uplifted by the words and thoughts and writings of the pro-science, pro-rational, pro-secular, pro-free speech and pro-reality views of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, this book is a must.