The Dawkins Delusion, by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath

The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath is a rebuttal to the book The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The McGrath’s pull no punches as they analyze Dawkins’ claims and statements in his book.

The McGrath’s take Dawkins’ arguments point-by-point and show the fallacies and misconceptions that Dawkins uses to build his arguments. The topics covered are

  1. Deluded about God – This chapter sets the stage and tone for the rest of the book. The McGraths describe Dawkins’ claims against Christianity and points out Dawkins’ own delusions about God and Christianity.
  2. Has Science Disproved God? – This chapter shows Dawkins’ misuse of science and his faulty reasoning in his attempts to claim that science has disproven the existence of God.
  3. What are the Origins of Religion? – This chapter shows Dawkins’ irrational philosophical arguments against the idea and concepts of religion.
  4. Is Religion Evil? – Dawkins believes that religion is evil and is the cause of today’s problems including violence and human abuse.

This is a very short book with only four chapters and 115 pages, but this is all that is needed to rebut The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and to show the flaws and fallacies in Richard Dawkins’ own teachings. This book does a fine job at fully explaining the delusion of Richard Dawkins.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that is faced with atheism and anyone that would like to have a stronger foundation in the existence of God and the value of religion.

I would like to thank InterVarsity Press for this free review copy. My opinions are my own and I was not required to give a positive review.

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