L Illusione Di Dio

Author: Richard Dawkins
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852015477
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Lo scopo di questo libro non è solo dimostrare l'assoluta improbabilità dell'esistenza di un essere superiore, creatore del cielo e della terra; ma quello di denunciare come ogni forma di religione possa trasformarsi in fondamentalismo, fomentare guerre, condizionare le menti dei bambini.

L Illusione Di Dio Le Ragioni Per Non Credere

Author: Richard Dawkins
Editor: Oscar saggi
ISBN: 9788804671817
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The Dawkins Delusion

Author: Alister McGrath
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830868739
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2008 Christian Bookseller's Covention Book of the Year Award winner! World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: "If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down." The volume has received wide coverage, fueled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion. Alister McGrath, along with his wife, Joanna, are ideal to evaluate Dawkins's ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins's critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such as Is faith intellectual nonsense? Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death? Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically? Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1784161926
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

The Future Of An Illusion

Author: Sigmund Freud
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1554810655
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Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, declared that religion is a universal obsessional neurosis in his famous work of 1927, The Future of an Illusion. This work provoked immediate controversy and has continued to be an important reference for anyone interested in the intersection of philosophy, psychology, religion, and culture. Included in this volume is Oskar Pfister’s critical engagement with Freud’s views on religion. Pfister, a Swiss pastor and lay analyst, defends mature religion from Freud’s “scientism.” Freud’s and Pfister’s texts have been updated in Gregory C. Richter’s translations from the original German.

A Devil S Chaplain

Author: Richard Dawkins
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547416520
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Essays on morality, mortality, and much more from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. This early collection of essays from renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world. In these essays, Dawkins revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work, The Selfish Gene. Here also are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; correspondence with fellow biologist Stephen Jay Gould; commentary on the events of 9/11; and visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Meave Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. Ending with a vivid note to Dawkins’s ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, ask questions, and live the examined life, A Devil’s Chaplain is a fascinating read by “a man of firm opinions, which he expresses with clarity and punch” (Scientific American).

Night

Author: Elie Wiesel
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Force Of Reason

Author: Oriana Fallaci
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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In the follow up to The Rage and the Pride, the distinguished Italian historian describes the impact of her controversial book on her own life, detailing the personal attacks and death threats she received following its publication and offering an incisive analysis of the influence of Islam on modern-day Europe. 50,000 first printing.

50 Motivi Per Cui Si Crede In Dio 50 Ragioni Per Dubitarne

Author: Guy P. Harrison
Editor: Nessun Dogma
ISBN: 8898602081
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Perché la gente crede in Dio? Non per i motivi che ci potremmo aspettare leggendo i soliti libri sull’argomento: non per l’efficacia dell’evangelizzazione, non per una profonda riflessione interiore, non per la condivisione di “prove” filosofiche. Le religioni possono essere molto diverse, ma i motivi più frequentemente citati dai loro fedeli sono molto simili e molto semplici. E forse per questo non erano stati, sinora, presi molto sul serio. Lo scopo di questo libro non è dimostrare l’inesistenza degli dei. Non è neppure un attacco alla religione e alle credenze degli individui. È invece una rispettosa replica alle persone che condividono pubblicamente i motivi per cui credono in un dio o negli dei. Cinquanta piacevoli chiacchierate che, senza ignorare il lato oscuro della religione, sono state pensate per stimolare il pensiero critico di ognuno. Perché tutti, prima o poi, siamo coinvolti in discussioni sull’esistenza di dio.

Existence Historical Fabulation Destiny

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402098022
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Surging from the ontopoietic vital timing of life, human self-consciousness prompts the innermost desire to rise above its brute facts. Imaginatio creatrix inspires us to fabulate these facts into events and plots with personal significance attempting to delineate a life-course in life-stories within the ever-flowing stream – existence. Seeking their deep motivations, causes and concatenations, we fabulate relatively stabilized networks of interconnecting meaning – history. But to understand the meaning and sense of these networks’ reconfigurations call for the purpose and telos of our endless undertaking; they remain always incomplete, carried onwards with the current of life, while fluctuating with personal experience in the play of memory. Facts and life stories, subjective desires and propensities, the circumambient world in its historical moves, creative logos and mythos, personal freedom and inward stirrings thrown in an enigmatic interplay, prompt our imperative thirst for the meaning of this course, its purpose and its fulfillment – the sense of it all. To disentangle all this animates the passions of the literary genius. The focus of this collection is to isolate the main arteries running through the intermingled forces prompting our quest to endow life with meaning. Papers by: Jadwiga Smith, Lawrence Kimmel, Alira Ashvo-Munoz, William D. Melaney, Imafedia Okhamafe, Michel Dion, Franck Dalmas, Ludmila Molodkina, Victor Gerald Rivas, Rebecca M. Painter, Matti Itkonen, Raymond J. Wilson III, Christopher S. Schreiner, Bruce Ross, Bernadette Prochaska, Tsung-I Dow, Jerre Collins, Cezary Jozef Olbromski, Victor Kocay, Roberto Verolini.