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Reason, Faith, and Revolution By Terry Eagleton

Reason, Faith, and Revolution by Terry Eagleton

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Offers an account of religion and politics and contains topics that range from the Holy Spirit to the history of the Middle East, from Thomas Aquinas to the Twin Towers.

Reason, Faith, and Revolution Summary

Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate by Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton's witty and polemical Reason, Faith, and Revolution is bound to cause a stir among scientists, theologians, people of faith and people of no faith, as well as general readers eager to understand the God Debate. On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade-Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular-nor for many conventional believers. Instead, Eagleton offers his own vibrant account of religion and politics in a book that ranges from the Holy Spirit to the recent history of the Middle East, from Thomas Aquinas to the Twin Towers.

Reason, Faith, and Revolution Reviews

"Brisk, funny, and challenging ... One of the most fascinating, most original and prickliest works of philosophy to emerge from the post-9/11 era."-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon -- Andrew O'Hehir Salon "There are plenty of things in this book to anger all sorts of people, and few will not find something in it with which to disagree strongly. And that's just fine. This is an exceptional contribution to recent debates around faith, religion, and atheism."-Dale B. Martin, Yale University -- Dale B. Martin "This is sure to ruffle feathers on both sides of the God debate. Eagleton offers his own polemical chronicle of religion and politics from the Holy Spirit to the Twin Towers. Many will, simply, have to read this." - The Bookseller The Bookseller "Eagleton is that rarity, a non-ideological Marxist with a keen understanding of and sympathy for the human condition, not to mention an informed as well as sharp sense of humor. Serious Christians may be his most appreciative readers."-Booklist (starred review) Booklist "The book is superb. Provocative. And, it's easy to overlook this particular new book among the heaps of mystery novels and other best sellers at bookstores, so grab a copy now."-Readthespirit.com Readthespirit.com "[B]etter than any previous book of its kind."-James Wood, The New Yorker -- James Wood The New Yorker "Eagleton's book is a brisk and welcome contribution to the ongoing discussion about the place of religion in the world today. Readers will find plenty to challenge them in this brief snapshot of today's 'God Debate.'"-- Blair Dee Hodges, Association for Mormon Letters -- Blair Dee Hodges Association for Mormon Letters

About Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Eagleton is also the author of On Evil, published by Yale University Press.

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GOR001391895
9780300151794
0300151799
Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate by Terry Eagleton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2009-04-21
192
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