Publication Date: September 1, 2013
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How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity
Today's New Atheists don't just deny God's existence (as the old atheists did) - they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. We don't need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach.
In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, based on reason, common sense, and more importantly, a charitable approach that respects atheists' sincerity and good will, making this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too.
Meticulously researched, and street-tested in Horn's work as a pro-God apologist, it tackles all the major issues of the debate, including:
-Reconciling human evil and suffering with the existence of a loving, all-powerful God
-Whether the empirical sciences have eliminated the need for God, or in fact point to him
-How atheists usually deny moral laws (and thus a moral lawgiver) in theory
Answering Atheism gets high grades on the three R's: It is readable, reasonable, and researched. Its defense of the cosmological argument has depth and detail, yet it is not so technical that you need to take a philosophy course to comprehend it. --Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, Boston College
I've read many works of popular apologetics; this is the best! --Stephen Bullivant, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Atheism
This compelling book deserves the widest possible audience of theists and atheists alike. Both groups will benefit by considering the serious, sophisticated, and intellectually satisfying case for the Christian world view that Trent Horn lays out in these pages. --Patrick Madrid, author of Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist, and host of the Right Here, Right Now radio show