Portable Atheist Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

ISBN-10: 0306816083
ISBN-13: 9780306816086
Edition: 2007
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Description: Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices-past and present-that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices-past and present-that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others, both well known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens-"political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)-can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way. Book jacket.

Christopher Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, England on April 13, 1949. He was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and wrote for numerous other publications throughout his lifetime. He was the author of numerous books including No One Left to Lie To, For the Sake of Argument, Prepared for the Worst, God Is Not Great, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died due to complication from esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011 at the age of 62.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
from De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), Book I, Translated by W. Hannaford Brown
from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A Paraphrase from Several Literal Translations by Richard Le Gallienne
Of Religion, from Leviathan
Theological-Political Treatise
The Natural History of Religion
Of Miracles
An Account of My Last Interview with David Hume, Esq.
A Refutation of Deism
Moral Influences in My Early Youth, From Autobiography
Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Evangelical Teaching
Autobiography
An Agnostic's Apology
Miracle
Thoughts of God, From Fables of Man
Bible Teaching and Religious Practice, From Europe and Elsewhere and A Pen Warmed Up In Hell
Author's Note to The Shadow Line
God's Funeral
The Philosophy of Atheism
A Letter on Religion
Why I Am An Unbeliever
Memorial Service
from The Future of an Illusion, Translated and edited by James Strachey
Selected Writings on Religion
from A Clergyman's Daughter
In Westminster Abbey
Monism and Religion
An Old Story
An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
Aubade
Church Going
The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming
The Demon-Haunted World 218
The God Hypothesis
from Roger's Version
Conclusions and Implications, From The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and against the Existence of God
Genesis Revisited: A Scientific Creation Story
That Undiscovered Country
Thank Goodness!
from A Farewell to God, A Personal Word
Questions to Ask Yourself
Why There Almost Certainly Is No God
Gerin Oil
Atheists for Jesus
from God: the Failed Hypothesis, Cosmic Evidence 311
A Working Definition of Religion, From "Breaking Which Spell?"
If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted?
There Is No God
End of the World Blues
What About God? From Dreams of a Final Theory
"Imagine There's No Heaven": A Letter to the Six Billionth World Citizen
The Koran
The Totalitarian Nature of Islam
In the Shadow of God, From The End of Faith
Can an Athiest Be a Fundamentalist? From Against All Gods
How (and Why) I Became an Infidel
Credits and Permissions
Index

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