Pretoria, South Africa (Vocus) September 28, 2010
Known as a famous natural scientist and professed atheist, Richard Dawkins argues that faith in God is an irrational, useless and dangerous delusion. In his new book, Richard Dawkins’ God Delusion: A repentant refutation, published by Xlibris, London, Klaus Nürnberger probes into questionable assumptions underlying the attack of Richard Dawkins on faith in God, as well as questionable assumptions of many contemporary believers. This edifying book is written for those who are puzzled, afflicted, or put off by apparent contradictions between traditional Christian faith assumptions and modern scientific insights.
Divided into two parts, Part I asks: Is evolving Nature all there is – a self-generated, self-propelled, self-sustaining system? Are human beings, as the topmost outgrowth of the evolutionary process, responsible to none other but themselves? That is the stance of naturalist and atheist Richard Dawkins. Or is evolving reality derived from, and dependent on, a transcendent Source and Destiny, to whom humans are accountable and whose benevolence reaches out to humans as a person because humans are persons? That is the conviction of the Christian faith. Part II shows that Dawkins’ interpretation of religion is deficient even in evolutionary terms and lacks the objectivity and impartiality of genuine science.
Backed with in-depth study and thorough research, Richard Dawkins’ God Delusion: A repentant refutation is a masterfully written work that attempts to provide answers to believers and non-believers alike by presenting scientific and religious reasoning. For more information, readers can log on to XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.
About the Author
Klaus Nürnberger is a South African theologian with a natural and social sciences background. He has taught at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maphumulo, the University of South Africa, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he is now Professor emeritus, Fellow and Senior Research Associate. He has published widely in interdisciplinary fields, particularly on faith and economic-ecological imbalances; economic and political ideologies; an evolutionary approach to biblical hermeneutics; African traditionalism and modernity; and Martin Luther’s experiential (rather than speculative) approach to theology. He was a visiting professor in Berlin, Bochum, Sao Leopoldo, and Chicago. See his webpage at http://www.klaus-nurnberger.com.
Richard Dawkins’ God Delusion * by Klaus Nürnberger
A repentant refutation
Publication Date: July 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4500-5982-4
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