|Publication Date: 16 May 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 80|
|ISBN-13: 9780281080199, 9780281080205|
Dawkins, Lewis and the Meaning of Life
The Dawkins Delusion? (SPCK, 2007): Addressing the conclusions of The God Delusion point by point with the devastating insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, Alison McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his much-cherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifest of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism.
Richard Dawkins' utopian vision of a world without religion is here deftly punctured by McGrath's informed discourse. His fellow Oxonian clearly demonstrates the gaps, inconsistencies and surprising lack of depth in Dawkins' arguments.
A fine, dense, yet very clear account, from [McGrath's] particular Christian perspective, of the full case against Dawkins.
The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why.
C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet (Hodder, 2013): McGrath's lucid and unsentimental portrait . . . offers a new and at times shocking look into the complicated life of this complex figure, in a deeply researched biography. He shows with skill, sympathy, dispassion, and engaging prose that Lewis, like the rest of us, did the best he could with the hand he was dealt.
McGrath's book will gain a permanent position in Lewis scholarship for his brilliant and, to my mind, undeniable re-dating of Lewis's conversion to Theism. How we all missed this for so long is astonishing!
This biography is the one Lewis's admirers - especially those who, like him, believe that books are to be read and enjoyed - should prefer to all others.