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How to Be an Atheist: Inaugural Lecture Delivered at the University of Cambridge, 12 October 2001
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date August 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521526326
ISBN-10 0521526329
Dimensions 0.25 by 4.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
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Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Denys Turner is a philosopher who holds a chair in Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity. In this erudite and entertaining lecture he explores the conditions for the belief that God does not exist. According to Turner, the first challenge lies in acknowledging the question 'Does God exist?' to be a valid one. Once the question is established, various things follow, each one making it harder to maintain 'atheism' as a credible or interesting position. Turner boxes atheists into a philosophical corner, showing how the belief that something has come of nothing is itself an acknowledgement of God's existence. Enlisting the help of thinkers as diverse as Aquinas, Kant, Wittgenstein, Nicholas Lash and John Milbank, Turner's witty and provocative piece will be of interest to anyone engaged in religious enquiry who has wondered about the nature and status of atheism as a defendable intellectual position in our age.

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About: Denys Turner is a philosopher who holds a chair in Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity.

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