Traces the development of atheistic and agnostic thinking from the ‘Golden Age’ of Greek philosophy to the present day. Pinpoints the influence of thinkers such as Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Bertrand Russell, and shows how their teaching has shaped recent atheistic and agnostic ideas.
Traces the rise of Darwinian evolutionism and uncovers the weaknesses in claims made by its modern supporters such as Richard Dawkins and Peter Atkins. Exposes the errors of secular humanism, materialism, relativism, determinism and existentialism.
Highlights the fundamental flaws in nine world religions and fourteen major cults. Shows why science and true religion are not opposed to each other.
Examines the critical issue of how an all-powerful God of love can allow evil and suffering in the world.
Table of Contents:
Appendix: Dealing with Dawkins
1. The man and the mission
2. Science: the answer to everything?
3. Morality: rights and wrongs
4. Religion: the root of all evil?
5. God: necessary or non-existent?
6. The Bible: the book that speaks for itself
7. Christianity: evidence and effects
8. Jesus: the man for all reasons
9. Faith: beyond the facts
Dr John Blanchard is an internationally-known author, evangelist and Christian apologist. Some eighteen million copies of his publications are in print in over sixty languages.
"Even by John Blanchard's normal standards of excellence and clarity, this work is a tour de force ...bulging with facts and fascinating information... wonderfully readable." - Dr Sinclair Ferguson, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.Carolina