God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. Now in paperback.
'This is easily the most impressive of the present crop of atheistic and anti-theistic books: clever, broad, witty and brilliantly argued.' - Sydney Morning Herald .
Christopher Hitchens has been hailed as 'one of the most brilliant journalists of our time' (UK Observer ). Here he makes the ultimate case against organised religion.
In God is Not Great, Hitchen tweezes through the major religious texts with forensic shrewdness. With chapters entitled Religion Kills', and Is Religion Child Abuse?', he fearlessly argues for a secular life based on science and reason, tarring religion as man-made wish-thinking. He documents the ways in which religion is a cause of dangerous sexual repression and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos; in Hitchen's vision, hell is replaced by the Hubble telescope's view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the double helix. Principally, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'Him'.
'If you are a religious apologist invited to debate with Christopher Hitchens, decline.' - Richard Dawkins.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS is the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian , and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family . A regular contributor to Vanity Fair , The Atlantic Monthly and Slate , Hitchens also writes for The Weekly Standard , The National Review and The Independent . He was named one of the world's 'Top 100 Public Intellectuals' by Foreign Policy and Britain's Prospect.
Paperback | 384 pages
130 x 195mm | 334g
01 Aug 2008
Allen & Unwin
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.