Book Review: Why God Won’t Go Away by Alister McGrath

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Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers, copyright 2010

When discussing religion, or the lack thereof, there is a level of finesse that is important to bring to the table.  An author, after all, is taking on the dynamics of ethereal discussion–it can easily go bad.  Alister McGrath, however, makes it seem very easy in his essay on New Atheism and Christianity.

McGrath, a well-respected historian, theologian and scholar, is a former atheist who has a fondness for debating God and the religious choices of God’s followers.  Although his beliefs have evolved, the men credited for the founding of the New Atheism movement are not aggressively torn down in order to make Christianity appear superior.  McGrath highlights pros and cons or both sides–and in an occasionally playful manner–and does not impose anything upon the reader.
Ultimately, the book provides many resources to further explore for learning about the opinions of New Atheism and Christianity, without ruffling too many feathers.
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One thought on “Book Review: Why God Won’t Go Away by Alister McGrath

  1. Teresa

    I didn’t think I was going to be able to get this book, but so glad I did!! Like you, it wasn’t what I expected, I was thinking more along the lines of PROVING why God would never go away. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it was an eye opener. Had you ever heard of New Atheism before?!? Judging from the reading the book, it might not be around much longer. It was fun seeing your point of view on this book. 🙂


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