The Case for God

The Case for God

Large Print - 2009
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Focusing especially on Christianity but including other religions, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion during a time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410421531
1410421538
Characteristics: 767 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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May 24, 2016

Sympathetic and passionately argued. She avoids getting bogged down in recent controversies and gives a fascinating, if too brief, historical background (roughly the first one hundred pages), which is the best part of the book. The latter two thirds one can almost feel her slogging with ever greater effort until she reaches the end. Lengthy footnotes, full bibliography, and useful glossary.

patienceandfortitude Oct 11, 2011

If you are interested in the history of Theology or the conflict between science and theology, this is a great book. I particuarly liked her insights into the importance of practice and faith, that belief is more about doing and less about agreement or acceptance of dogma. But ultimately, this book was a little too intellectual for my taste.

ser_library Apr 18, 2010

KA covers belief systems from pre-history to 2010 and beyond.

If you have time to read nothing else, read the final chapters on Unknowing.

It is amazing how themes re-occur throughout time.

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P_loane_1
Jan 19, 2010

Well-argued, reasoned thesis on the existence and nature of God. Quite dry in parts but worth the effort needed to read it through.

graphiste Jan 10, 2010

A persuasive entry into the atheist/theist debate. Armstrong argues that it isn't God that has become irrelevant, but our own way of thinking. Thought provoking and reflective - academic but far from dry.

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