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    DescriptionIn a fascinating account, Peter Hitchens describes his autobiographical and spiritual journey from atheism to faith in God through the power of reasoning. Peter Hitchens lost faith as a teenager. But eventually finding atheism barren, he came by a logical process to his current affiliation to an unmodernised belief in Christianity. Hitchens describes his return from the far political left. Familiar with British left-wing politics, it was travelling in the Communist bloc that first undermined and replaced his leftism, a process virtually completed when he became a newspaper's resident Moscow correspondent in 1990, just before the collapse of the Communist Party. He became convinced of certain propositions. That modern western social democratic politics is a form of false religion in which people try to substitute a social conscience for an individual one. That utopianism is actively dangerous. That liberty and law are attainable human objectives which are also the good by-products of Christian faith. Faith is the best antidote to utopianism, dismissing the dangerous idea of earthly perfection, discouraging people from acting as if they were God, encouraging people to act in the belief that there is a God and an ordered, purposeful universe, governed by an unalterable law.


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    Title
    The Rage Against God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441195074
    ISBN 10: 1441195076
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    LC classification: JC
    DC22: 230
    BISAC V2.8: REL067030
    Abridged Dewey: 322
    BISAC V2.8: REL012120, BIO026000, REL004000, REL084000, BIO018000
    Thema V1.0: QRM
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    21 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Hitchens is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. He witnessed most of the final scenes of the Cold War, and was a resident correspondent in the Soviet capital and in Washington, DC. He frequently revisits both Russia and the USA. He currently writes for the Mail on Sunday, where he is a columnist and occasional foreign correspondent, reporting most recently from Iran, North Korea, Burma, The Congo and China, winning the journalism category in the 2010 George Orwell Prize for this correspondence.
    Review quote
    "A beliver's riposte to the book by his atheist brother, Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "An absolutely must-read book...Peter Hitchens's forthcoming The Rage Against God." Catholic Herald "Agreed mortality lives on borrowed time...As Peter Hitchens observes, God offers authoritative moral laws, and judgement upon those who knowingly break them." Christopher Howse, Telegraph "The Rage Against God is a magnificent, sustained cry against the aggressive secularism taking control of our weakened culture," The Spectator". "Peter's book reads as if Cardinal Newman were reflecting on life after battle-scarred years as a foreign correspondent, while Christopher's book, if it were a thoroughbred horse, would be by George Orwell out of Kingsley Amis. I can think of no better pair of books for Christmas reflection." Michael Gove, Mail on Sunday, 5th December 2010.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; PART 1: A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH ATHEISM - 1. The Generation Who Were Too Clever to Believe; 2. A Loss of Confidence; 3. The Seeds of Atheism; 4. The Last Battleships; 5. Britain's Pseudo-Religion and the Cult of Winston Churchill; 6. Homo Sovieticus; 7. A Rediscovery of Lost Faith; 8. The Decline of Christianity; PART 2: ADDRESSING ATHEISM: THREE FAILED ARGUMENTS - 9. Are Conflicts fought in the name of religion conflicts about religion?; 10. Is It Possible to Determine What Is Right and What Is Wrong without God?; 11. Are Atheist states not actually Atheist?; PART 3: THE LEAGUE OF THE MILITANT GODLESS - 12. Fake Miracles and Grotesque Relics; 13. Provoking a Bloody War with the Church; 14. The Great Debate; Epilogue; Index.