"A robust defense of the God of the Bible...This is
a book for serious thinkers who wish to make God real in a world
that has forgotten its Creator and Maker."
-- Joni Eareckson Tada
In a decade embroiled in fanaticism and fear, a renewed interest
in the age-old debate over the question of God has reignited,
giving rise to a new group of media-savvy contenders dubbed the
"New Atheists." As expressed in the works of best-selling authors
like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the New Atheists
have found a foothold in today''s cynical society, and have ramped
up their efforts to debunk the existence of God.
Renowned historian, theologian, and scholar Alister McGrath is on
the frontlines of this conversation, publicly debating many
of these prominent skeptics. In this thoughtful and accessible
volume, McGrath gives a spirited rebuttal to the claims of the New
Atheists, critiquing the New Atheism on its own merits and
exploring the fundamental questions:
- Who are the New Atheists, and what do they
- Is religion delusional and evil?
- Are human beings fundamentally good?
- How do reason and science prove or disprove faith?
- Is the best hope for humanity a "New Enlightenment"?
Why God Won''t Go Away explores how the movement''s ideas are
defined and propagated, helping us understand the agendas and
anxieties of this global movement and its appeal to society as a
whole. Why God Won''t Go Away explores what is "new" about New
Atheism, critiques the movement on its core themes of violence,
reason, and science, and asks, where does the New Atheism go from