God and the Folly of Faith

God and the Folly of Faith

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By (author) Victor J. Stenger

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  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 229mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 24 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Amherst
  • ISBN 10: 1616145994
  • ISBN 13: 9781616145996
  • Sales rank: 78,607

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It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In this book, the author argues that this conclusion flies in the face of the historical facts.

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Victor J. Stenger (1935 - 2014) was an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He was the author of the" New York Times" bestseller "God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Atom, God and the Folly of Faith," " The Comprehensible Cosmos," and many other books. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Praise for the New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis: "I learned an enormous amount from this splendid book." -Richard Dawkins, author of the New York Times best-seller The God Delusion "Marshalling converging arguments from physics, astronomy, biology, and philosophy, Stenger has delivered a masterful blow in defense of reason. God: The Failed Hypothesis is a potent, readable, and well-timed assault upon religious delusion. It should be widely read." -Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation "Extremely tough and impressive...a great book...a huge addition to the arsenal of argument." -Christopher Hitchens, author of the New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great