Reason, Faith, and Revolution : Reflections on the God Debate

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Pub. Date: 2010-03-16
Publisher(s): Yale University Press
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This textbook is challenging to all participants in the debate over God, and what he means both here on Earth and in Heaven and Hell. Read it, enjoy it, disagree with it, but go prepared to enjoy a lively conversation and to learn some new ideas from it. If you enjoy unapologetic iconoclasm of the highest order, Eagleton makes for a good read.This rental textbook is valuable and worthy and I am extremely satisfied with dealing with ecampus.

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Terry Eagleton’s witty and polemical Reason, Faith, and Revolution is bound to cause a stir among scientists, theologians, people of faith and people of no faith, as well as general readers eager to understand the God Debate. On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the superstitious view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity.

There is little joy here, then, either for the anti God brigade Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular nor for many conventional believers. Instead, Eagleton offers his own vibrant account of religion and politics in a book that ranges from the Holy Spirit to the recent history of the Middle East, from Thomas Aquinas to the Twin Towers.

"Terry Eagleton''s wonderfully accessible critique is written with his characteristic wit and erudition Eagleton writes very much from the Catholic Left, but his arguments will both enrich and challenge neocalvinist thought in politics, theology, and international relations." -Comment Magazine

"Reason, Faith, and Revolution is a challenging, feisty contribution to the current public debate about God and religion. It is poetic, wise,and clear. Eagleton proves he is more than a literary critic; he''s also an exceptional preacher." -Kurt Armstrong, Christian Week

"This is a good and stimulating reading for theologians, and invites in a provocative way to think about theology''s identity and mission in times of deep changes and challenges." -Lluis Oviedo, Religion & Theology

''Eagleton is one of Britain''s leading literary critics and writes with verve and humour.'' -Paul Goodliff, Baptist Times

"Eagleton''s book is a brisk and welcome contribution to the ongoing discussion about the place of religion in the world today. Readers will find plenty to challenge them in this brief snapshot of todays God Debate.''- Blair Dee Hodges, Association for Mormon Letters

Author Biography

Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Eagleton is also the author of On Evil, published by Yale University Press.

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