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What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.

Synopsis:

What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? A former evangelical priest says the opposite is true. Delving deep into the Bible, Dan Barker uncovers the negative qualities we can ascribe to God: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!  Witty and well researched, this unique atheist book explains exactly why the Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives. Thought provoking and compelling, it makes a powerful argument for the separation of Church and State.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-431) and index.

About the Author

Dan Barker, a former evangelical minister, is co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, cohost of Freethought Radio, and cofounder and board member of the Clergy Project. A widely sought-after lecturer, debater, and performer, he regularly discusses atheism and life's meaning and purpose in the national media, with appearances on Oprah Winfrey, The Daily Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, and many others.

 

Richard Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society, and the Royal Society of Literature, and has Honorary Doctorates in both science and literature. His many bestselling books include The Selfish Gene (Oxford University Press), The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design (W.W. Norton & Co.), and The God Delusion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679743682
Author:
Miles, Jack
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Barker, Daniel
Author:
Miles, Jack
Author:
Dawkins, Richard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
God
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
O. t.
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
God -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
religion;god;biography;non-fiction;theology;christianity;judaism;bible;history;old testament;philosophy;pulitzer;literary criticism;spirituality;fiction;bible as literature;mythology;religious;hebrew bible;literature;20th century;pulitzer prize;biblical s
Subject:
Atheism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
800-10
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? A former evangelical priest says the opposite is true. Delving deep into the Bible, Dan Barker uncovers the negative qualities we can ascribe to God: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!  Witty and well researched, this unique atheist book explains exactly why the Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives. Thought provoking and compelling, it makes a powerful argument for the separation of Church and State.
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