|PIC1|Christian philosopher and apologist Peter S Williams considers the arguments of ‘the new atheists’ and finds them wanting in his new book A Sceptic’s Guide to Atheism.
Whilst atheism has become militant in the past few years with its own popular mass media evangelists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Williams argues that belief in God is more intellectually plausible than atheism.
Williams explains the history of atheism and offers robust responses to claims such as 'belief in God causes more harm than good’, ‘science can explain religion away’ and ‘there is not enough evidence for God’.
Williams writes, "I remain a theist (of a specifically Christian variety) because I have yet to see a better account of reality to satisfy my mind, a more powerful source of personal transformation for my heart, or a more meaningful purpose for my life.
"As Peter said to Jesus, 'Lord, there is no one else that we can go to! Your words give eternal life.'"
(ISBN 9781842276174, price £12.99, published by Paternoster)
New book declares God is not dead
Published 11 March 2009