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I'm reading Terry Eagleton’s Reason, Faith, and Revolution at the moment and enjoying it enormously. First Things has this below; I'll review the book here on ReadySteadyBook next week:


Terry Eagleton’s Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate is an engaging, witty, and largely successful critique of the new atheists, especially Christopher Hitchens (author of God is Not Great) and Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion), whose delusional grandiosity earns them the hybrid nickname Ditchkens. The text of his Terry Lectures at Yale, Eagleton’s book has received smart, generally warm reviews in recent days from Andrew O’Hehir at Salon and from Stanley Fish on his NY Times blog, Think Again. The book certainly merits our attention both for its hilarious send-up of the pompous Ditchkens and for its less successful attempt to infuse revolutionary politics with the spirit of the gospel (more...)

Readers Comments

  1. For balance you should have a read of PZ Myers response to the Eagleton book: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/05/the_eagleton_delusion.php

  2. This sounds very promising. I look forward to your review.

  3. The lectures upon which Eagleton's book is based are avaliable on Youtube:
    Christianity Fair and Foul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdt0GBQu6SY
    The Limits of Liberalism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3GBsgStn
    Faith and Reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31rDPh_gqsg
    Culture and Barbarism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN6FcBXlIcA

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