Tuesday, August 25, 2009
EA Review of 'A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism'
'If you ever feel unsure of how to answer questions sceptics may have, want to educate yourself or your congregation to be informed about the sorts of debates concerning God prominent in the public square, or find yourself confused by conflicting viewpoints in books and the media, then this book is for you. It is not a particularly light read, covering many different arguments and viewpoints in a short space of time, but it is a very helpful overview and introduction to the themes and ideas each chapter presents...
Williams is impressive in the level of depth and sophistication his arguments go into and the breadth of understanding he demonstrates around the issues...
Given that the questions the book examines are the kinds of questions that are relevant to many people and common questions asked, likely to come up in discussion and evangelism, this book can provide some very thorough grounding to be able to understand and respond to the arguments, and is the sort of book that would likely be useful to refer back to long after it has initially been read. I would thoroughly recommend it as a helpful tool to anyone wishing to educate themselves around these questions. God is back in the public debate – use this book to help you engage in those debates in an informed and well researched way.'
New Paper by Peter S. Williams, 'Atheists Against Darwinism: Johnsons' "Wedge" Breaks Through', published by Evangelical Philosophy Society
Newly published on the EPS website:
Intelligent design theory claims that 1) empirical evidence warrants 2) a scientific design inference using 3) reliable design detection criteria. Philosophia Christi published my paper "The Design Inference from Specified Complexity Defended by Scholars Outside the Intelligent Design Movement: A Critical Review" (Philosophia Christi, Vol 9, Number 2), which defended the third of these claims by reviewing the work atheists and theistic evolutionists. This paper defends the second of these claims, likewise by reviewing work by agnostics and atheists.
This paper therefore rounds off a defence of the philosophical elements of Intelligent Design Theory.
Friday, August 14, 2009
'A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism' at Number 5
It is also now:
#18 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Philosophy
#26 in Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Philosophy > Topics > Religion