Is Christianity obsolete? Can an intelligent, educated person really believe the Bible? Or do the atheists have it right? Has Christianity been disproven by science, debunked as a force for good, and discredited as a guide to morality? Bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza (What's So Great About America) looks at Christianity with a questioning eye, but treats atheists with equal skepticism. The result is a book that will challenge the assumptions of both believers and doubters and affirm that there really is, indeed, something great about Christianity. D'Souza reveals:
-Why Christianity explains what modern science tells us about the universe and our origins-that matter was created out of nothing, that light preceded the sun-better than atheism does
-How Christianity created the framework for modern science, so that Christianity and science are not irreconcilable, but science and atheism might be
-Why the alleged sins of Christianity-the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Galileo affair ("an atheist's fable")-are vastly overblown
-Why atheist regimes are responsible for the greatest mass murders of history
-Why evolution does not threaten Christian belief, but actually supports the "argument from design"
-Why atheists fear the Big Bang theory and the "anthropic principle" of the universe, which are keystones of modern astronomy and physics
-How Christianity explains consciousness and free will, which atheists have to deny
-Why ultimately you can't have Western civilization-and all we value from it-without the Christianity that gave it birth.
Provocative, enlightening, a twenty-first-century successor to C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, Dinesh D'Souza'sWhat's So Great About Christianity is the perfect book for the seeker, the skeptic, and the believer who wants to defend his faith.
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October 01, 2007
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