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March 31, 2017

‘A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins’.

Fr. Thomas Crean, a regular celebrant at Christ the King published a terrific book in 2007, titled¬†‘A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins’. Essentially, the book is a refutation of Dawkins’ best-seller, ‘The God Delusion’, where Dawkins claims that “belief in God is not only a delusion, but also that religion actually has a harmful influence on society.”

I will post a longer ‘review’ in the resources section shortly.

Suffice to say, this is an excellent read and well worth purchasing. Copies are rare, but used copies are available on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Catholic-Replies-Professor-Dawkins-Thomas-Crean/1871217709

Fr. Crean has published at least four books, available on Amazon including a specific refutation of ‘The God Delusion’ (God is No Delusion: A Refutation of Richard Dawkins).

‘A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins’ shouldn’t be seen as a book aimed at atheists. If anything, its style is one of conversation with a fellow Catholic. Like a truly good writer, Fr. Crean conveys complex arguments in a very readable way, with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humour woven into the very sound, sensible reproaches. The book focusses on two main philosophies; one held by the author, the order by Dawkins. That it manages to surmise Dawkins’ book, dispensing with unhelpful commentary, and getting down to the main points, is another quality of the book – keeping it succinct and readable.

 

 


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