The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief  -     By: James Spiegel
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $7.22 eBook Details

The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief

Moody Publishers / 2010 / Paperback

$9.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $12.99
|
Save 23% ($3.00)
Buy 48 or more for $9.49 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW476110

Current Promotions

Product Description

The new atheists are on the warpath. They come armed with arguments to show that belief in God is absurd and dangerous. In the name of societal progress, they promote purging the world of all religious practice. And they claim that people of faith are mentally ill. Some of the new atheists openly declare their hatred for the Judeo-Christian God.

Christian apologists have been quick to respond to the new atheists' arguments. But there is another dimension to the issue which begs to be addressed-the root causes of atheism. Where do atheists come from? How did such folks as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens become such ardent atheists? If we are to believe them, their flight from faith resulted from a dispassionate review of the evidence. Not enough rational grounds for belief in God, they tell us. But is this the whole story?

Could it be that their opposition to religious faith has more to do with passion than reason? What if, in the end, evidence has little to do with how atheists arrive at their anti-faith? That is precisely the claim in this book. Atheism is not at all a consequence of intellectual doubts. These are mere symptoms of the root cause-moral rebellion. For the atheist, the missing ingredient is not evidence but obedience.

The psalmist declares, "The fool says in his heart there is no God" (Ps. 14:1), and in the book of Romans, Paul makes it clear that lack of evidence is not the atheist's problem. The Making of an Atheist confirms these biblical truths and describes the moral and psychological dynamics involved in the abandonment of faith.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802476112
ISBN-13: 9780802476111
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. There Is a God: How The World's Most Notorious Atheist  Changed His Mind
    There Is a God: How The World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
    Antony Flew, Roy Abraham Varghese
    HarperOne / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 43% ($6.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW335303
  2. The Real Face of Atheism
    The Real Face of Atheism
    Ravi Zacharias
    Baker Books / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW065119
  3. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Formidable Enemies
    Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Formidable Enemies
    David Bentley Hart
    Yale University Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $18.00 Save 31% ($5.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW164299
  4. The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
    The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
    Alister E. McGrath
    Random House, Inc / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 34% ($5.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW500629

Publisher's Description

The new atheists are on the warpath. They come armed with arguments to show that belief in God is absurd and dangerous. In the name of societal progress, they promote purging the world of all religious practice. And they claim that people of faith are mentally ill. Some of the new atheists openly declare their hatred for the Judeo-Christian God.

Christian apologists have been quick to respond to the new atheists' arguments. But there is another dimension to the issue which begs to be addressed--the root causes of atheism. Where do atheists come from? How did such folks as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens become such ardent atheists? If we are to believe them, their flight from faith resulted from a dispassionate review of the evidence. Not enough rational grounds for belief in God, they tell us. But is this the whole story?

Could it be that their opposition to religious faith has more to do with passion than reason? What if, in the end, evidence has little to do with how atheists arrive at their anti-faith? That is precisely the claim in this book. Atheism is not at all a consequence of intellectual doubts. These are mere symptoms of the root cause--moral rebellion. For the atheist, the missing ingredient is not evidence but obedience.

The psalmist declares, "The fool says in his heart there is no God" (Ps. 14:1), and in the book of Romans, Paul makes it clear that lack of evidence is not the atheist's problem. The Making of an Atheist confirms these biblical truths and describes the moral and psychological dynamics involved in the abandonment of faith.

Author Bio

JAMES S. SPIEGEL is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He has published several books, including The Benefits of Providence, Faith, Film, and Philosophy, Gum, Geckos, and God, and the award-winning How to be Good in a World Gone Bad. Jim and his wife, Amy, blog together at www.wisdomandfollyblog.com. They have four children and live in Fairmount, Indiana.

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 14, 2010
    Dan Jorg
    In /The Making of an Atheist, How Immorality Leads to Unbelief/, James S. Spiegels words cut deeply into my own doubts and obfuscations regarding God and provide an amazingly clear glimpse of my own rebellious spirit toward God. The author clearly describes the cause of atheism using Biblical references packed with logic in this pithy work that is short in words and long on need for reflection. I come from this book with a clear understanding of how the issue of atheism is manifest in a persons life, and an allusion to the certain results of atheism lived out. Change that is necessary to break the mode that embodies atheistic thinking is briefly discussed, however at the close of the book I find myself longing for more of Spiegels insights regarding the cure for my own doubts relating to God in my own life. Perhaps a more detailed discourse on the remedy for the soul is being held over to another day.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. With All Your Heart DVD, Faith Lessons Volume 10
    With All Your Heart DVD, Faith Lessons Volume 10
    Ray Vander Laan, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2010 / DVD
    $29.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 25% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW291169
  2. God's Promises for Women
    God's Promises for Women
    J Countryman / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $4.99 Save 40% ($2.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 34 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW5620X
  3. 101 Bible Words You Should Know
    101 Bible Words You Should Know
    Mark Fackler, Livingstone Corp.
    Barbour Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $2.55 Retail: $9.99 Save 74% ($7.44)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW297551
  4. Shaped by Grace
    Shaped by Grace
    Max Lucado
    Thomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $0.99 Retail: $2.99 Save 67% ($2.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW964503

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search