Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies

Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, by David Bentley Hart ($10.43)

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Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies is a 2009 book by Professor David Bentley Hart that sets out to explore many of the historical and popular misconceptions of Christianity’s detractors. Rather than confronting each argument and counter-argument individually, Hart attempts to explain the people, history, events, and reasons behind them, charting Christianity’s rise, achievements, mistakes, and recent decline in the face of materialism, and the power struggles of world leaders, as well as aiming to debunk popular historical myths used to attack Christianity. This takes the format of several linked essays divided into sections as Hart explores the role of Christianity and its interactions with other faiths, with the objective of showing how very different Christianity is and was from the cults and religions of the time, as well as how it has changed, forming the basis of modern culture, dealing with the impact of the gradual decline that began with the separation of Church and state, as well as the age of war that resulted.Review

“‘Few things are so delightful as watching someone who has taken the time to acquire a lot of learning casually, even effortlessly, dismantle the claims of lazy grandstanders – Hart isn’t making a bid for wealth, fame, or cocktail-party acceptance: he knows whereof he speaks.’ Stefan Beck, New Criterion ‘Anyone interested in taking the debate about God to the next level should read and reflect on Hart’s spirited brief on behalf of Christian truth.’ Damon Linker, New Republic”

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