The Reason for God

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The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Cover to the Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)
Cover to the Riverhead Trade edition
Author Timothy J. Keller
Country United States
Language English
Genre Christian apologetics
Publisher Dutton
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 293 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-1-101-21765-8

The Reason for God (2008) is a book and DVD on Christian apologetics by Timothy J. Keller, a scholar and founding of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.


The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism deals with objections to Christian belief in Part 1, "The Leap of Doubt". Skeptical authors cited include J.L. Mackie,[1] Richard Dawkins,[2] Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.[3] It invokes critical rationality or critical rationalism[4] at "Intermission" as a method of stating arguments for God and belief in Part 2, "The Reasons for Faith".

In the book, Keller draws from diverse sources, including the Bible, C. S. Lewis, Francis Collins,[5] Alvin Plantinga,[6] Stephen Jay Gould,[7] Rodney Stark,[8]Anne Rice,[9] Annie Dillard,[10] Flannery O'Connor, Jonathan Edwards, Søren Kierkegaard,[11] and N. T. Wright.[12]

The book received awards from World magazine.[13] and Christianity Today[14] and was #7 on The New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction in March 2008.[15]


The Reasons for God: Conversations on Faith and Life is a recording of Timothy Keller meeting with a group of people over six sessions to address their doubts and objections to Christianity.

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  1. ^ J.L. Mackie, 1982. The Miracle of Theism, Oxford.
  2. ^ Richard Dawkins, 2006. The God Delusion, Houghton Mifflin.
  3. ^ Christopher Hitchens, 2007. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA/Warner Books.
  4. ^ For which a technical usage is found at Critical rationalism.
  5. ^ Francis S. Collins, 2006. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Free Press.
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  8. ^ Rodney Stark, 2003. For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery, Princeton.
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  13. ^ Marvin Olasky, June 28, 2008. "Anti-moralist Christianity," World Magazine. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  14. ^ "2009 Christianity Today Book Awards – Apologetics/Evangelism". 
  15. ^ BEST SELLERS: NONFICTION: Sunday, March 23rd 2008 New York Times

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