Outgrowing Dawkins: God for Grown-Ups

 
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In his new book Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins purports to demolish the claims of mainstream religion, starting with belief in a Creator. All of life's big questions can apparently be answered by science.

But does he even understand what he rejects? Rupert Shortt's answer in Outgrowing Dawkins is a resounding 'No'. The high priest of New Atheism quite literally doesn't know what he's talking about, because the deity he rejects is a childish parody. From this flow many further muddles and straw man arguments. Shortt's incisive rebuttal includes positive suggestions for advancing an often sterile debate.

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'Shortt's brief, keen-edged, militantly rational book is a splendid reminder of how adults discuss matters of ultimate importance.'

, David Bentley Hart, author of Atheist Delusions and The Hidden and the Manifest: Essays in Theology and Metaphysics

'An elegant and timely reminder that religious belief is rational, and sane, and that it is not refuted by science.', A. N. Wilson, author of The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible

Rupert Shortt is in a line stretching back to C. S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and G. K. Chesterton., Church Times

Shortt is world-class, John Cornwell, Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project, University of Cambridge

'Thank God for Rupert Shortt. His clarity penetrates depths. His concision cuts through cant. His fairness exposes arrogance and narrow-mindedness.', Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Ideas that Changed the World

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A timely and succinct critique of Dawkins' latest book, exposing the main flaws in his vision, including his weakness for soft targets and crude caricatures, his philosophical illiteracy and other mistakes and muddles.

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