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    DescriptionBarker describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. Godless includes sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, biblical contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more.


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    Title
    Godless
    Subtitle
    How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Barker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569756775
    ISBN 10: 1569756775
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: BM
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    DC22: B
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BIC subject category V2: HRQA5
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    BISAC V2.8: REL004000
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    DC22: 211.8092
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    DC22: 211/.8092
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    LC classification: BL2790.B37 A3 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNC, QRYA5
    Publisher
    Ulysses Press
    Imprint name
    Ulysses Press
    Publication date
    02 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley, CA
    Author Information
    Don Barker received a degree in religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church. He has appeared on numerous talk shows including Oprah Winfrey, Hannity & Colmes, and Good Morning America. He lives in Madison, WI.
    Review quote
    Conversions on the road to Damascus are for those who hear voices and fall prey to delusions and who would be better off seeking professional help. Much more valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example of the latter. --Christopher Hitchens, author of "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" I think Godless is fabulous. It came on Friday, and I spent much of the weekend reading it. It was a revelation to me. Others have made the journey ('faith to reason, ' childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety -- however one likes to put it), but I don't think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the telling. And the tone is right all the way through -- not belligerent or confrontational (as is the case with so much, too much, of the literature on this subject--on both sides). I think Godless may well become a classic in its genre. --Oliver Sacks, "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" Atheists are the last of the minorities in America to come out of the closet, and like other civil rights movements this one began with leaders like Dan Barker and his Freedom from Religion Foundation defending the civil liberties of godless Americans, who deserve equal protection under the Constitution. In his new book, Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud. --Michael Shermer, Publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, monthly columnist for "Scientific American," author of "How We Believe, Why Darwin Matters, " and "The Mind of the Market" My kids are in the process of learning about literature, and a rule of thumb they've picked up concerns how to r