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The God delusion, Richard Dawkins

Label
The God delusion
Title
The God delusion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A preeminent scientist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society from the Crusades to 9/11. He critiques God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East--or Middle America.--From publisher description
Summary
Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
197318
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
211/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2775.3
LC item number
.D39 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-399) and index
Contents
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion
  • A much needed gap?
  • A deeply religious non-believer
  • The God hypothesis
  • Arguments for God's existence
  • Why there almost certainly is no God
  • The roots of religion
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
Control code
2570027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 406 p.
Isbn
9780618680009
Lccn
2006015506
Other control number
40013322469
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm68965666
  • (OCoLC)68965666
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-399) and index
Contents
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion
  • A much needed gap?
  • A deeply religious non-believer
  • The God hypothesis
  • Arguments for God's existence
  • Why there almost certainly is no God
  • The roots of religion
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
Control code
2570027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 406 p.
Isbn
9780618680009
Lccn
2006015506
Other control number
40013322469
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm68965666
  • (OCoLC)68965666

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