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    DescriptionUnapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christian belief, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great. But it isn't an argument that Christianity is true - because how could anyone know that (or indeed its opposite)? It's an argument that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe in it by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the atheist case is now being made. Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.


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    Title
    Unapologetic
    Subtitle
    Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Spufford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 192 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571225224
    ISBN 10: 0571225225
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000, REL067030
    DC23: 230
    Thema V1.0: QRM
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
    Publication date
    07 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Francis Spufford's first book, I May Be Some Time, won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. It was followed by The Child That Books Built, Backroom Boys, and most recently, Red Plenty. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge.
    Review quote
    A unique book, cutting its way ruthlessly through thickets of both religious and anti-religious sentimentality; painfully funny at points, always impassioned and never glib. Rowan Williams, Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge University and former Archbishop of Canterbury Spufford has the great virtue of making the reader want to argue with him, while simultaneously yearning to hear more. Daily Telegraph Remarkable, passionate, challenging and tumultuously articulate book ... this is Spufford's most fascinating book. Our Choice, Sunday Times An interesting additional to the religious cannon ... a refreshing approach, which makes the book far more palatable than the nearly hysterical polemics we have come to expect from both sides. Spufford writes well, and his rationality shines through here. Sunday Business Post