Cover of first edition (hardback)
|Author||Professor David Bentley Hart|
|Genre||Non-fiction, history, religion|
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
|April 21, 2009|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|LC Class||BR162.3 .H37 2009|
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies is a 2009 book by theologian, philosopher, and cultural commentator David Bentley Hart. The book explores many of the historical and popular misconceptions of Christianity's detractors.
Hart explores the role of Christianity and its interactions with other religions, showing how Christianity differs from religious cults and faiths of the time. He examines how it has changed, forming the basis of modern culture while dealing with the impact of the gradual decline that began with the separation of Church and state, as well as the age of war that resulted.
Rather than confronting each argument and counter-argument individually, Hart attempts to explain the people, history, events, and reasons behind them as he charts Christianity's rise, achievements, mistakes, and recent decline in the face of materialism and the power struggles of world leaders. Additionally, he aims to debunk the popular historical myths used to attack Christianity.
On 27 May 2011, the book was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize in Theology.
- Yale University Press. "Book Review: Atheist Delusions". Retrieved 24 June 2009.
- Stefan Beck, The New Criterion. "A review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart". Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Winner of £10,000 Theology Prize Announced". The Archbishop of Canterbury. May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
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