Atheist Delusions has ratings and reviews. David Bentley Hart provides a bold correction of the New Atheists’s misrepresentations of the Christian. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies is a book by the theologian, philosopher, and cultural commentator David Bentley Hart. The book explores what Hart identifies as historical and popular. The New Atheist thing seems to be moribund at the moment, although the half- corpse sometimes twitches. But that may paradoxically make this.

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He loves each of us. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. There was only winning and losing–and you had better make sure you won.

Indeed, most of us don’t actually manage to fully live delusionw this and many deluions us are either still believers in God in some manner or otherwise we find distractions pursuit of wealth, nationalism to fill the cavernous void that the public demise of religion has opened up.

Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies

Review quote “An unanswerable and frequently hilarious demolition of the shoddy thinking and historical illiteracy of the so-called New Atheists. He cites the monastic movement as perhaps something of what the modern Church has to look forward to.

It’s just unfair, really — four adorably shallow “public intellectuals” Harris, Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett with zero theological training versus one of the most learned delusionw beings on the planet. Like any polemic, it is fun to read if you agree with him, and infuriating if you disagree. The Aesthetics of Christian Truth. In light of reading Richard Delusiobs work on Freud and existential psychology I was often wondering what Hart would make of some this.

The Best Books of While they may exist independently within themselves for delusionss, once the animating underlying principle the religious conception of the value of life is no longer seen as credible how long until we slip into entirely new beliefs?

In the fourth and final part of the book, Hart returns to the modern era and wonders how realistic it is to think that Christian values can be sustained in a post-Christian world. What is particular disturbing to me is that some of the loudest proponents of the new “enlightenment” are actually arguing deousions an outright return to barbarism, although they may term it “utilitarianism”.


They’re simply not making any serious arguments and it doesn’t seem like they think they even need to. The “New Atheists” are popularizing atheism and directing it towards the masses. Of course, if a change of fortune brought about a chance of status, there could be no recovery, especially if one’s humiliation came by the hand of an enemy.

Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart

I think the book could jart been more established if the author would have given a little more argumentation. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the arrogance that comes through for eelusions “New Atheist” project does grow tiresome that’s not to say the “New Atheists” can’t be guilty of arrogance too.

He does not say harh we need a new monastic movement, but that the same high impulse that drove many of the Desert Fathers setting aside the human failings of certain members of the movement, of which Hart is aware might inspire us to find ways to live with Gospel witness and courage on the fringes of post-Christendom.

He notes ethicists such as Peter Singer who calls for the abortion and infanticide of the severely disabled. It wouldn’t be hard to pick a popular book on Christian apologetics written for laymen and tear it apart.

This is a book I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in the new atheism -and also where we have come from and were we are going as a society Delusiohs is discussed in chapters 16 and Should we really be surprised to find so many good contributions from Christianity in Western history when Christianity has dominated Western history for so long, including the present and it’s values, all this despite one’s view of modernity and post-modernity?

Visit agheist Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Nietzsche, Celsus but no one in the past centur It’s just unfair, really — four adorably shallow “public intellectuals” Harris, Dawkins, Hitchens, Atheisf with zero theological training versus one of the most learned human beings on the planet.


The people he’s critiquing would charitably be described as charlatans, and some of them are even worse. While in the past people killed for haet types of chauvinism, the new amorality of the time has opened the door for atrocities of a scale “industrial” and type “scientific” never seen – and we’ve walked through this door time and again.

I urge anyone also bothered by this to press on.

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Sam Harris my particular bete noire has for instance argued in favor of the utilitarian revival of dlusions. In a post-Christian world, he argues, nihilism may be the only option, because Christianity was able to take any intellectual culture and any concept into itself, and so when it leaves, it takes everything with it — leaving nothing.

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Atheist Delusions : The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies

My problem is that in many cases Hart takes for granted familiarity with the arguments made athsist the opponents—the book reads a bit like a dissenting opinion, when I haven’t read the majority. For Hart, the 20th century showed that the secular state knows no limits to murder and destruction. Modernity’s current defenders, and this is the first half of Hart’s book, retell the Western story in a way to demonize Christianity in their defense of modernity.

There is no higher calling, or higher purpose to strive for. Oct 10, Matthew rated it it was amazing.

The ‘de jure’ arguments against Christianity based off its historical tradition e.