Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate By Terry Eagleton. By Charles Demers.

Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate. By Terry Eagleton

Published March 2009, Yale University Press

ISBN: 978-0300151794

The Recommend:

No better way to celebrate his birthday than a book that retrieves Jesus-as-revolutionary.

As much as it is a demolition of the shallow, faux-worldly, Enlightenment-on-steroids schtick peddled by ‘the New Atheists,’ Eagleton’s new book is a compelling guide to the fundamental differences between liberalism and socialism – an important task as the Dubya-era, everybody-left-of-Mussolini coalition crumbles.

Eagleton’s initial response to Richard Dawkins’s ‘The God Delusion’ in the pages of the London Review of Books was half-cooked and uneven; here, he’s had a chance to calm down, and simmered his unanswerable case against the Christopher Hitchenses of the world with his usual wit, charmingly idiosyncratic analogies, and readability.

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About Charles Demers

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Charles Demers is the author of two recent books, his first novel ‘The Prescription Errors,’ and a book of essays about his hometown, ‘Vancouver Special.’

A writer and comedian, he is the co-host of Citytv’s ‘The Citynews List’ and is frequently featured on CBC Radio’s ‘The Debaters

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