Dawkin's God: From the Selfish Gene to the God Delusion (2nd Edition)
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins' landmark treatise The...
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A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion
Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins' landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins' hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the 'selfish gene' Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
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- Acknowledgments Ix <p>introduction 1 <p>1 Darwinism: The Rise Of A Scientific Theory 7 <p>natural Selection: Charles Darwin 9 <p>the Mechanics Of Inheritance: Gregor Mendel 18 <p>the Discovery Of The Gene: Thomas Hunt Morgan 21 <p>the Role Of Dna In Genetics 24 <p>what S In A Name? Darwinism Or Evolutionary Theory ? 26 <p>2 The Selfish Gene: A Darwinian View Of The World 32 <p>introducing Dawkins 33 <p>dawkins Approach: The Selfish Gene 38 <p>the Place Of Humanity In A Darwinian Universe 44 <p>are Genes Really Selfish? 47 <p>what Remains Of The Selfish Gene Approach? 51 <p>3 Blind Faith?: Evidence, Proof, And Rationality In Science And Religion 57 <p>faith As Blind Trust? 60 <p>is Atheism Itself A Faith? 68 <p>is Christian Faith Irrational? 71 <p>the Problem Of Radical Theory Change In Science 77 <p>the Limits Of Science 80 <p>mystery, Insanity, And Nonsense 82 <p>4 The Blind Watchmaker: Evolution And The Elimination Of God? 86 <p>the Contours Of A Darwinian Worldview 86 <p>is Darwinism A Complete Explanation? 91 <p>god As An Explanatory Hypothesis? 93 <p>the Elimination Of Purpose: Dawkins On Teleology In Nature 96 <p>the Divine Watchmaker: Paley S Grand (but Correctable) Mistake 98 <p>dynamic Conceptions Of Creation: Augustine Of Hippo 107 <p>natural Selection And Religious Beliefs: Darwin S Views 111 <p>the Christian Reaction To Darwin 116 <p>5 Cultural Darwinism?: The Invention Of The Meme 120 <p>universal Darwinism: The Evolution Of Culture 120 <p>introducing The Meme 122 <p>introducing The God-meme 125 <p>is Cultural Development Darwinian? 128 <p>do Memes Actually Exist? 131 <p>the Flawed Analogy Between Gene And Meme 133 <p>the Redundancy Of The Meme 136 <p>god As A Virus Of The Mind? 139 <p>moving On 143 <p>6 The God Delusion: Dawkins On Atheism, Science, And Religion 144 <p>the Cultural Location Of The God Delusion 145 <p>the Warfare Of Science And Religion 149 <p>natural Science Leads To Neither Atheism Nor Christianity 155 <p>science, Faith, And Evidence 157 <p>a Darwinian Explanation Of Belief In God? 162 <p>awe, Wonder, And Religion 166 <p>conclusion 170 <p>select Bibliography 173 <p>index 184