Bibliography of books critical of Christianity

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This is a bibliography of literature treating the topic of criticism of Christianity, sorted by source publication and the author's last name.

Books by author[edit]


  • John M. Allegro, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth
  • Baron d'Holbach, Christianity Unveiled
  • Dan Barker, godless (Ulysses Press 2008)
  • Christian Piatt, Banned Questions about Bible
  • Christian Piatt, Banned Questions about Jesus
  • Christian Piatt, Banned Questions about Christians
  • Blavatsky, H.P., Isis Unveiled
  • R. Carrier, Not the Impossible Faith, (Lulu 2009)
  • Tim Callahan, Secret origins of the Bible (Millennium Press 2002)
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Christian Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee (Madhya Pradesh, India), and Sita Ram Goel. 1998. Vindicated by time: the Niyogi Committee report on Christian missionary activities.[1][2]
  • Richard Dawkins, The god delusion, (Blackswan 2010)
  • Richard Dawkins, The greatest show on earth, (Blackswan 2007)
  • Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
  • Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  • Dayananda, S., & Bharadwaja, C. (1915). Light of truth : Or an English translation of the Satyarth Prakash, the well-known work. Allahabad: Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. (Chapter 14)
  • Daniel Dennett Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
  • Freeman, C. The Closing of the Western Mind
  • David and Solomon, by I. Finkelstein and N. Asherman (Freepress 2006)
  • The Jesus Mysteries, by T. Freke and P. Gandy (Element 1999)
  • The Jesus Puzzle, by Earl Doherty (Age of Reason Publications, 1999)
  • Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its discontents
  • Sigmund Freud, Future of an illusion
  • Albert Einstein Out of my later years and the World as I see it
  • Ellens, J. Harold (2002). The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-275-99708-1.
  • Elst, K. (1993). Psychology of prophetism: A secular look at the Bible.
  • Gage, M.J. (1997). Woman, church and state: A historical account of the status of woman through the Christian ages, with reminiscences of the matriarchate.
  • Goel, S. R. (1986). Papacy: Its doctrine and history.
  • Goel, Sita Ram. 1994. Jesus Christ: an artifice for aggression.
  • Goel, Sita Ram. 2009. Catholic ashrams: sannyasins or swindlers, with new appendices.[3][4]
  • Goel, Sita Ram. 2016. History of Hindu-Christian encounters, AD 304 to 1996.[5][6]
  • Jacolliot, L. (2014). The Bible in India. New Delhi: Christian World Imprints.
  • Karlheinz Deschner, Criminal History of Christianity
  • Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
  • Harris, Sam. The End of Faith
  • Hitchens, C. (2013). The missionary position: Mother Teresa in theory and in practice.
  • Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great
  • Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist
  • Max Jammer, Einstein and Religion
  • Louis Greenspan, Russell on Religion, by (Includes most all of Russell's essays on religion)
  • Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy The Jesus Mysteries (Element 1999)
  • Collins, John J. Does the Bible Justify Violence? Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004.
  • Gary Greenberg 101 myths of the Bible (Sourcebooks 2000)
  • Kenneth Humphreys, Jesus never existed (Iconoclast Press, 2005)
  • Lea, Henry Charles. 1961. The Inquisition of the Middle Ages. Abridged. New York: Macmillan.
  • The Christian Delusion, edited by John W. Loftus, foreword by Dan Barker (Prometheus Books, 2010)
  • The End of Christianity, edited by John W. Loftus (Prometheus Books, 2011)
  • John W. Loftus, Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity, (Prometheus Books, 2008)


  • Murdock, D.M. (2007). Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ. Stellar House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9799631-0-0.
  • Michel Onfray Atheist Manifesto
  • Bekkenkamp, Jonneke and Sherwood, Yvonne, ed. Sanctified Aggression. Legacies of Biblical and Postbiblical Vocabularies of Violence. London/New York: T. & T. Clark International, 2003.
  • Hiroshi Obayashi, Death and Afterlife, Perspectives of World Religions
  • MacMullen, Ramsay, 1989 "Christianizing the Roman Empire: AD 100–400"
  • MacMullen, Ramsay, 1997, "Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries"
  • Magnus Magnusson BC The archaeology of the Bible lands (Bodley Head 1977)
  • Mark S. Smith, The Origins of Biblical Monotheism (Oxford University Press 2001)
  • Mason, Carol. 2002. Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-Life Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • McTernan, Oliver J. 2003. Violence in God's name: religion in an age of conflict. Orbis Books.
  • Sharan, I., The myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple. (2010).[7]
  • Thiery, Daniel E. Polluting the Sacred: Violence, Faith and the Civilizing of Parishioners in Late Medieval England. Leiden: Brill, 2009.
  • Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
  • Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth
  • Victor J. Stenger God: The Failed Hypothesis
  • Zeskind, Leonard. 1987. The ‘Christian Identity’ Movement, [booklet]. Atlanta, Georgia: Center for Democratic Renewal/Division of Church and Society, National Council of Churches.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist
  • Joseph McCabe A Rationalist Encyclopaedia: A book of reference on religion, philosophy, ethics and science, Gryphon Books (1971).
  • Rajiv Malhotra (2011), Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines (Publisher: Amaryllis; ISBN 978-8-191-06737-8)
  • Catherine Nixey, The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
  • Panikkar, K. M. (1959). Asia and Western dominance: A survey of the Vasco Da Gama epoch of Asian history. London: Allen & Unwin.
  • Panikkar, K. M. (1997). Malabar and the Portuguese.
  • Priolkar, A. K., & Dellon, G. (2008). The Goa inquisition: Being a quatercentenary commemoration study of the inquisition in India. Panaji: Rajhauns Vitaran.
  • Robert M. Price, The case against the case for Christ (American atheist press 2010)
  • Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
  • Sandhya Jain, Evangelical Intrusions – Tripura, a case study
  • Herman Philipse, God in the Age of Science?
  • Michael Martin, The Case Against Christianity
  • Robert M. Price, The reason driven life (Prometheus Books, 2006)
  • Patrick McNamara, Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes]: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion
  • Bertrand Russell, Why I am not a Christian and other essays
  • The encyclopedia of Biblical errancy, by C. Dennis McKinsey (Prometheus Books, 1995)
  • Shourie, Arun. (2006). Harvesting our souls: Missionaries, their design, their claims. New Delhi: Rupa.
  • Shourie, Arun. (2006). Missionaries in India: Continuities, changes, dilemmas. New Delhi: Rupa.[8]
  • Shourie, Arun. Arun Shourie and his Christian critic. (1995).
  • Swarup, Ram (1992). Hindu view of Christianity and Islam.[9]
  • Swarup, Ram. (1992). Hinduism vis-à-vis Christianity and Islam.
  • Swarup, Ram. (1995). Pope John Paul II on Eastern religions and yoga: A Hindu Buddhist rejoinder.
  • Swarup, Ram. (2015). Hinduism and monotheistic religions.
  • Vedantham, T. R., Swarup, R., & Goel, S. R. (1983). Christianity, an imperialist ideology.
  • Venkat, K., Humphreys, K., & Isaac, C. I. (2014). What every Hindu should know about Christianity.
  • Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust (Chennai, India). (2007). Expressions of Christianity: With a focus on India. Chennai: Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust.
  • The Historical Evidence for Jesus, by G. A. Wells (Prometheus Books, 1988)


  1. ^ Dr. Sebastian Kim. The debate on conversion initiated by the Sangh Parivar, 1998-1999. Transformation 2005 (Vol. 22, No. 4, page 224)
  2. ^ Thomas, Abraham Vazhayil (1974). Christians in secular India. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  3. ^ Dr. Sebastian Kim. The debate on conversion initiated by the Sangh Parivar, 1998-1999. Transformation 2005 (Vol. 22, No. 4, page 224)
  4. ^ Dr. T. Jacob Thomas. Book review in the Indian Journal of Theology [1] "Book Reviews," Indian Journal of Theology 37.2 (1995): 93-99.
  5. ^ Dr. Sebastian Kim. The debate on conversion initiated by the Sangh Parivar, 1998-1999. Transformation 2005 (Vol. 22, No. 4, page 224)
  6. ^ Christians Meeting Hindus: An Analysis and Theological Critique of the Hindu..., by Bob Robinson
  7. ^ Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India: The Politics of Renewal and Apostolic Legacy by Thomas Charles Nagy
  8. ^ Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India by Chad M. Bauman
  9. ^ Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India by Chad M. Bauman

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