Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Review of Dawkin's "The God Delusion"

A review by Terry Eagleton can be found here. It should be noted that Terry Eagleton is himself a scholar, and unflinchingly uses his prowess a writer to critique Dawkin's book. One passage I found particularly amusing can be found at the very end of the article:
"The book is full of vivid vignettes of the sheer horrors of religion, fundamentalist or otherwise. Nearly 50 per cent of Americans believe that a glorious Second Coming is imminent, and some of them are doing their damnedest to bring it about. But Dawkins could have told us all this without being so appallingly bitchy about those of his scientific colleagues who disagree with him, and without being so theologically illiterate. He might also have avoided being the second most frequently mentioned individual in his book – if you count God as an individual."

UPDATE: Check out this post here, as well as Marilynne Robinson review in Harper's Magazine

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