God Is Not Great
Score: 3.5
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God Is Not Great


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2008-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781551991764


God Is Not Great Book Description :

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by th...

God Is Not Great
Score: 3.5
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God Is Not Great


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780857897152


God Is Not Great Book Description :

In god is Not Great Hitchens turned his formidable eloquence and rhetorical energy to the most controversial issue in the world: God and religion. The result is a devastating critique of religious faith god Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'....

God is Not Great
Score: 3.5
From 4,087 Ratings

God is Not Great


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1741766923


God is Not Great Book Description :

"A case against religion and a description of the ways in which religion is man-made"--Provided by the publisher....

Summary of God Is Not Great

Summary of God Is Not Great


  • Author : Abbey Beathan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-06-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1646153146


Summary of God Is Not Great Book Description :

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) It doesn't matter if you follow a specific religion, if you are a believer or an atheist, this book will keep you hooked with its ideas. Christopher Hitchens illustrates with eloquent clarity how religion damages society and shows proof after proof about everything he says. Without censoring what he has to say, God is Not Great is a spectacular and unabridged look to the atheist vision and why Hitchens thinks that religion is poisonous. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Human decency is not derived from religion. ...

The Rage Against God
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Rage Against God


  • Author : Peter Hitchens
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780310320319


The Rage Against God Book Description :

Hitchens describes his tumultuous journey from atheist to Christian and the moral reasoning that caused his conversion....

Why Orwell Matters

Why Orwell Matters


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780786725892


Why Orwell Matters Book Description :

"Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century." --Boston Globe In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture toward ...

Mortality
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

Mortality


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781455517824


Mortality Book Description :

On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferrin...

The Portable Atheist
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

The Portable Atheist


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306817229


The Portable Atheist Book Description :

Christopher Hitchens's personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original pieces by Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philos...

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Score: 3.5
From 163 Ratings

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784161934


The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Description :

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as wo...

God  The Failed Hypothesis
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

God The Failed Hypothesis


  • Author : Victor J. Stenger
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615920037


God The Failed Hypothesis Book Description :

Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality. This book contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented ...