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Atheism's New Clothes: Exploring and Exposing the Claims of the New Atheists



Science provides some of the best reasons for believing in God, according to Dr David Glass, academic, scientist and author of ‘Atheism’s New Clothes: Exploring and Exposing the Claims of the New Atheists’.

In his book, Atheism’s New Clothes, Glass argues that New Atheists have failed to engage with the best theistic arguments and that science, far from undermining belief in God, provides some of the best reasons for such belief.

In recent years, the publication of best-selling books by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens has given rise to the New Atheism – whose exponents say belief in God is a delusion, based on faith and not evidence.Drawing on recent work in the philosophy of religion, David Glass addresses the issues raised by the New Atheists and responds to their objections to present a positive case for Christian theism based on science, history and philosophy.

The book has been critically acclaimed by leading theologians and academics including University of Oxford academic and author of Gunning for God and God’s Undertaker, Professor John Lennox, who has debated both Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens on New Atheism.

He said: “With consummate analytical skill and scrupulous fairness, David Glass demonstrates that the emperors of the New Atheism have no clothes. This book, which is both scientifically and philosophically informed, is a must read addition to the growing literature on the science-religious debate and the intellectual defence of Christianity.

Rodney D. Holder, of Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and author of God, the Multiverse, and Everything described the book as ‘a sustained, measured and carefully reasoned but ultimately devastating critique of the arguments and rhetoric of the present day cult of new atheism – a real joy to read’.

David Glass grew up in Armagh and now lives in Greenisland, Co. Antrim with his wife Cathy and five children. For some time he has been interested in the relationship between science and Christianity and in how evidence should be used in debates about the existence of God.

He has recently been involved in setting up Saints and Sceptics which aims to use rational persuasion to communicate the central claims of Christianity. He has a PhD in theoretical physics and MA in philosophy and works as a lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Ulster.

Atheism’s New Clothes: Exploring and Exposing the Claims of the New Atheists was published by IVP / Apollos on 18th May 2012. A book launch takes place at No Alibis bookstore on Botanic Avenue at 6.30 pm on 30th May. Further information about the book can be found at www.saintsandsceptics.org and at http://www.thinkivp.com/9781844745715

Caption: Dr David Glass