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 what Hart sees as historical and popular misconceptions of Christianity's detractors.
Hart explores the role of Christianity and its interactions with other religions, arguing that Christianity differs from religious cults and faiths of the time. He states 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 he says resulted.
Hart attempts to explain the people, history, events, and reasons behind what he sees as 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 what he says are popular historical myths used to attack Christianity.
There is also a Finnish translation (2010) by Perussanoma press.
- 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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