"McGrath has written a brilliant book, and it is difficult to think that the exposition of Dawkins's writings and their religious implications will ever be better stated, explored, and criticized. At once dispassionate, robust, and readable,"---Times Higher Education Supplement. Confronts Dawkins's in-your-face atheism head-on. 208 pages, softcover. Wiley-Blackwell.
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion
- Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science
- Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’
- Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion
Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. One of the world’s leading theologians, he has written numerous critically acclaimed books, including The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis (Wiley, 2013), Why God Won’t Go Away: Engaging the New Atheism (2011), and Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology (Wiley, 2011). He is also the author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction now in its fifth edition (Wiley, 2010).