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The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens
The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

by Larry Alex Taunton

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0718022181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2016 Winner of the Gospel Coalition Book Awards At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. “Nobody is not a divided self, of course,” he once told an interviewer, “but I think it’s rather strong in my case.” Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful—though largely hidden from public view—friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens’s spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. “If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
A Book

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0857897152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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'.

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen
The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution

by Christopher Hitchens,Richard Dawkins,Sam Harris,Daniel Dennett

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-03-19
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0525511962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants and an introduction by Stephen Fry. At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as “the four horsemen,” the heralds of religion's unraveling—Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett—sat down together over cocktails. What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exchange, which has been viewed millions of times since it was first posted on YouTube. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: exhilarating, funny, and unpredictable, sincere and probing, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Here is the transcript of that conversation, in print for the first time, augmented by material from the living participants: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. These new essays, introduced by Stephen Fry, mark the evolution of their thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each man contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence while challenging the others to articulate their own stance on God and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality, debate with people of faith, and the components of a truly ethical life. Praise for The Four Horsemen “This bracing exchange of ideas crackles with energy. It’s fascinating to watch four first-class minds explore a rugged intellectual terrain. . . . The text affords a different, more reflective way of processing the truly vital exchange of ideas. . . . I commend the book to those seeking an honest reckoning with their religion—and those curious about how the world looks from a rigorously naturalistic and atheistic point of view.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The full, electrifying transcript of the one and only conversation between the quartet of luminaries dubbed the ‘four horsemen’ of the New Atheism, which took place in Washington, D.C., in 2007. Among the vast range of ideas and questions they discuss: Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? And, are there any truths you would rather not know?”—The Bookseller (UK) (starred review)

Christopher Hitchens: The Last Interview

Christopher Hitchens: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 161219673X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“If someone says I’m doing this out of faith, I say, Why don’t you do it out of conviction?” —CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS One of his generation’s greatest public intellectuals, and perhaps its fiercest, Christopher Hitchens was a brilliant interview subject. This collection—which spans from his early prominence as a hero of the Left to his controversial support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan toward the end of his life— showcases Hitch’s trademark wit on subjects as diverse as his mistrust of the media, his love of literature, his dislike of the Clintons, and his condemnation of all things religious. Beginning with an introduction and tribute from his longtime friend Stephen Fry, this collection culminates in Hitchens’s fearless final interview with Richard Dawkins, which shows a man as unafraid of death as he was of everything in life.

The Rage Against the Light

The Rage Against the Light
Why Christopher Hitchens was Wrong

by Peter Harris

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2019-04-29
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1532651996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christopher Hitchens was the most eloquent of the New Atheists. With great rhetorical polish and an encyclopedic mind for historical facts and literary quotations, he presents the case of anti-theism very effectively. Though now deceased, Hitchens' arguments continue to reverberate through his best-selling books and online presence. God, asserts Hitchens, would be, if he existed, the greatest of dictators. Religion, according to Hitchens, is morally bankrupt and madly irrational. The world is better off without them! But is this true? It is the purpose of this book to identify Hitchens' worldview in order to subject it to a critique that will powerfully expose its many flaws. Rather than a dictator, God will be shown to be a God of love. Christianity too will be revealed as a faith that ought to resist tyranny, provides the best foundation for intrinsic human value, and is a rational belief-system. In so doing, this book appeals to all who have been influenced or convinced by Hitchens' arguments to reconsider their position and refuse to rage against the light.

The Wit and Wisdom of Christopher Hitchens

The Wit and Wisdom of Christopher Hitchens
Thoughts of an Outspoken Atheist

by David Graham

  • Publisher : David Graham
  • Release : 2014-09-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the best known atheists ever to have lived, Christopher Hitchens was also renowned as being one of the most articulate debaters of modern times. Until his death in 2011 he was regularly quoted in the media due to his controversial views on religion and politics. A much revered character, Hitchens was always one to stay true to his beliefs. This book brings together some of his finest quotes on a range of topics.

Hitchens vs Blair

Hitchens vs Blair
A Book

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-08-04
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1446486893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On November 26, 2010, intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens went head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western worlds most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. Hitchens and Blair squared off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? For the first time ever, this exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is an electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?

The Rage Against God

The Rage Against God
How Atheism Led Me to Faith

by Peter Hitchens

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0310412595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here, for the first time, in his new book The Rage Against God, Peter Hitchens, brother of prominent atheist Christopher Hitchens, chronicles his personal journey through disbelief into a committed Christian faith. With unflinching openness and intellectual honesty, Hitchens describes the personal loss and philosophical curiosity that led him to burn his Bible at prep school and embrace atheism in its place. From there, he traces his experience as a journalist in Soviet Moscow, and the critical observations that left him with more questions than answers, and more despair than hope for how to live a meaningful life.With first-hand insight into the blurring of the line between politics and the Church, Hitchens reveals the reasons why an honest assessment of Atheism cannot sustain disbelief in God. In the process, he provides hope for all believers who, in the words of T. S. Eliot, may discover “the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

God Is Great

God Is Great
Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens

by Peter James

  • Publisher : JHJ Distributing, LLC
  • Release : 2021-03-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 057882745X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is for the millions of people who bought or listened online to Christopher Hitchens' book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" and hundreds of millions of people worldwide who've witnessed a multitude of world-renowned intellectuals and religious leaders fail to combat the late and great Christopher Hitchens with any scriptural evidence. With Bible citations provided to support each assertion, author Peter James utilizes his 4-decade long study of biblical scripture and presents a genuinely authentic "why not let the Bible speak for itself" approach to answering the questions and accusations brought up by Christopher Hitchens in his book and debates. This book will evoke feelings that are not for the faint of heart and easily offended. Starting from the introduction, the author challenges his readers to open their bibles regardless of faith or lack thereof, to take on Christopher Hitchens with scriptural evidence rather than man-made interpretation and opinion. With the absence of a religious agenda, doctrine, and personal bias, "God Is Great: Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens" will leave you questioning everything you've ever known about religion, the bible, and god.

Summary of Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great by Swift Reads

Summary of Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great by Swift Reads
A Book

by Swift Reads

  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release : 2019-07-09
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007), journalist Christopher Hitchens argues that religious faith is not necessary for humanity’s progress. In fact, faith in supernatural beings has slowed scientific advancement, led to human rights violations, and facilitated the creation of totalitarian regimes… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Patience with God

Patience with God
Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)

by Frank Schaeffer

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-10-27
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0786746548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists--the self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. I believe that there is an alternative that actually matches the way life is lived rather than how we usually talk about belief." Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the conversation. "My writing has smoked out so many individuals who seem to be thinking about the same questions. I hope that this book will provide a meeting place for us, the scattered refugees of what I'll call The Church of Hopeful Uncertainty."

God and the New Atheism

God and the New Atheism
A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens

by Dr John F Haught

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2008-02-01
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0664234712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In God and the New Atheism, a world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent best-selling books by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith), and Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great). For some, these "new atheists" appear to say extremely well what they believe to be wrong with religion. But, as John Haught shows, the treatment of religion in these books is riddled with logical inconsistencies, shallow misconceptions, and crude generalizations. Can God really be dismissed as a mere delusion? Is faith really the enemy of reason? And does religion really poison everything? God and the New Atheism offers a much-needed antidote to the extremist claims of scientific fundamentalism. This provocative and accessible little book will enable readers to see through the rhetorical fog of this recent phenomenon and come to a clearer understanding of the issues at stake in this crucial debate.

Around the World in (More Than) 80 Days

Around the World in (More Than) 80 Days
Discovering What Makes America Great and Why We Must Fight to Save It

by Larry Alex Taunton

  • Publisher : Fidelis Books
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN : 164293593X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A battle rages for the heart and soul of America. For one group, the idea of “American Exceptionalism” is dead. Some never tire of lecturing us about how out-of-step America is with the rest of the world and how she needs to get with it. Worse, America, they say, is bad for the world. Her freedom and prosperity are merely historical accidents. Of course, this narrative presupposes there are better places in the world to live. Are there? Were Alec Baldwin to leave the country permanently as he once promised, where would he go?

The New Atheist Denial of History

The New Atheist Denial of History
A Book

by B. Painter

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-11-19
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1137477695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This compact, forcefully argued work calls Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and the rest of the so-called 'New Atheists' to account for failing to take seriously the historical record to which they so freely appeal when attacking religion. The popularity of such books as Harris's The End of Faith, Dawkins's The God Delusion, and Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great set off a spate of reviews, articles, and books for and against, yet in all the controversy little attention has focused on the historical evidence and arguments they present to buttress their case. This book is the first to challenge in depth the distortions of this New Atheist history. It presents the evidence that the three authors and their allies ignore. It points out the lack of historical credibility in their work when judged by the conventional criteria used by mainstream historians. It does not deal with the debate over theism and atheism nor does it aim to defend the historical record of Christianity or religion more generally. It does aim to defend the integrity of history as a discipline in the face of its distortion by those who violate it.

Thank God for Atheists

Thank God for Atheists
A Book

by Timothy Morgan

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0736966285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tim Morgan candidly shares about a journey in which he rejected God and pursued atheism. Yet as he delved into the writings of atheists, he found their reasons for rejecting God to be intellectually unfulfilling. A well-researched and thought-provoking book on why the evidence for God is much more compelling than the evidence against Him.

Long Live Hitch

Long Live Hitch
Three Classic Books in One Volume

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-15
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 178239141X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three of the most provocative and thought-provoking works of the great Christopher Hitchens, now available in one volume. god Is Not Great This provocative international bestseller 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'. Hitch-22 The hilarious and provocative bestselling memoirs of our greatest contrarian are by turns, moving and funny, charming and infuriating, enraging and inspiring. It is an indispensable companion to the life and thought of our pre-eminent political writer. Arguably For forty years, Christopher Hitchens was at the epicentre of the battle of letters in Britain & America. Throughout his life he shone the light of reason and truth into the eyes of charlatans and hucksters, exposing falsehood and decrying hypocrisy wherever he found it. Arguably collects Hitchens' writing on politics, literature and religion when he was at the zenith of his career.

Notebook

Notebook
Religion Christopher Hitchens Wide Ruled , Journal for Writing, Size 6 X 9 , 110 Pages

by Belle Ivor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-03-13
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wide Ruled Notebook. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Religion Christopher Hitchens. 158403101424. TAGs: christopher hitchens, atheism, atheist, godless, godless mom, author, writer, quote, religion, secular, humanism, offensive, provocative, faith belief, god, bible

The Portable Atheist

The Portable Atheist
Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-12-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0306817225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

God Is.

God Is.
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : American Vision
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 0915815869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away
Engaging With The New Atheism

by Alister McGrath

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0281065764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The recent rise of the New Atheism has aroused great general interest, thrown up questions of fundamental importance, and started a fascinating conversation. Why God Won't Go Away invites us to join in. The volume opens with a survey of the main ideas of the New Atheism, as expressed in the works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. We then examine the core views of the movement closely, making due reference to its 'virtual community' of websites and blogs. Subjects explored include: whether religion is delusional and evil, the belief that human beings are fundamentally good, whether we should have faith only in what can be proved through reason and science, the idea that the best hope for humanity is a 'New Enlightenment' The result is a lively and highly thought-provoking volume that poses a number of interesting questions. Why is religion experiencing a resurgence in the twenty-first century, when we are meant to have grown out of such a primitive fixation? Has the New Atheism's fascination with rationality led to a fatal underestimation of the longing of the human heart to adore? And if, as Christopher Hitchens writes in exasperation, religion is 'ineradicable', doesn't this tiresome fact suggest that dismissing belief in God as irrational and unscientific might just be a waste of time?