The Devil's Delusion by David Berlinski
Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions

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Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.

In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.


About David Berlinski

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David Berlinski holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and France. The bestselling author of A Tour of the Calculus and Newton's Gift, as well as many other books, he lives in Paris.
Published August 26, 2009 by Basic Books. 258 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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As for the militant new atheists who deny divine agency in creation, he sometimes gets choked up in his furious rejections: “Scientific atheists should at least be open to the possibility that scientific explanations by their very nature come to an end well before they have done all the work that...

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But instead of insight into the moral and religious problems at work among Christians as one finds in Lewis’ classic, Eberstadt’s book explores the logical and moral problems at work in new atheism.

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