The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails

EditorJohn W. LoftusForeword byDan Barker

April 27, 2010|
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus
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In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were outsiders. Experts in medicine, psychology, and anthropology join Loftus to show why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very difficult to rationally defend. Collectively, these articles reveal that popular Christian beliefs tend to rely on ignorance of the facts. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith.
John W. Loftus (Angola, IN) earned MA and MDiv degrees in theology and philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary under the guidance of Dr. James D. Strauss. He then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he studied under Dr. William Lane Craig and received a ThM degree in philosophy of religion. Before leaving the church,...
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Title:The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 8.57 X 6.01 X 0.97 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 8.57 X 6.01 X 0.97 in
Published:April 27, 2010
Publisher:Prometheus
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781616141684

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