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The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

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At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most well known atheist in the world. Larry Taunton - a Christian friend of Hitchens - offers a compassionate insider's look at the man's intellectual and spiritual development, and reveals his complex relationship with Christianity.

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At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most well known atheist in the world. Larry Taunton - a Christian friend of Hitchens - offers a compassionate insider's look at the man's intellectual and spiritual development, and reveals his complex relationship with Christianity.
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At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer, "but I think it's rather strong in my case." Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful-though largely hidden from public view-friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton.

In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens's spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens's diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man.

"If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do." ~ Christopher Hitchens


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Meet the Author

Larry Alex Taunton

Larry Alex Taunton is Founder and Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the public defense of the Christian faith. Fixed Point has captured the attention of BBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal , Fox News Network, The Christian Post , and many others. Taunton has personally engaged some of the most vociferous opponents of Christianity, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer. He lives in Birmingham, AL.

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5 stars By Raj, Sep 01 2016
I am half way through the 'Faith of Christopher Hitchens' by Larry Taunton - it's riveting. He's the atheist brother of believer Peter Hitchens, whose book 'Rage Against God' is one Koorong carries. It has a forward by Eric Metaxas, noted biographer of 'Bonhoeffer' so naturally I was keen. The late Christopher passed away due to cancer a few years ago and remained a very adamant atheist who was anti-religion. The author tells the story to reveal the human behind the tough and jeering exterior - how could the world's most vocal, influential and antagonistic atheist be very dear friends with a very outspoken, evangelical Christian? Great read!
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  • Catalogue Code 435625
  • Product Code 9780718081126
  • ISBN 0718081129
  • EAN 9780718081126
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2016
  • Sales Rank #3890
  • Dimensions 213 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.199kg

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