The Case for God
نستطيع أن نقسم الكتاب نصفين النصف الأول خاص بنشوء الوجود الآلهي في الفكر الإنساني وكيفية تطوره وخاصه عبر الديانة المسيحية واليهودية ، بينما يناقش النصف الثاني الاله الحديث وتداخل العلم مع الإيمان وهل مات الاله حقا أم لا .
النصف الأول لم أعجب به مثل النصف الثاني من الكتاب لكن من المؤكد لي أن الجزء الأول لن ينال رضا أو...more
As other reviewers have noticed this seems at first glance to promise a detailed rebuttal of Dawkins, et al - the derivative cover and blurbs encourage this. Armstrong does eventually get onto this task in the last chapters but first we have to plough through millennia of Christian histo...more
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My enjoyment of the work was no doubt enhanced because I listened to the au...more
This accessible, necessary book blows apart our modern understanding of faith. Armstrong presents detailed historical background with deft and engaging prose. Her exploration of religion is focused on Judaism and Christianity -- especially while dissecting biblical myths with an anthropologist's scalpel -- but also explores the simi...more
Based upon the title, I though the book was going to be a plea of standard conversion to Christianity, which was surprising from what I know about Armstrong's own struggles. But it was much different than that - Armstrong is trying to make a case for a different conception of God than the one conta...more
This book is well written, well argued and well documented. It is not a light work in any sense and does require a reasonable investment of time and effort. It proposes that the monotheistic religions have made us lose sight of the truth of religion and , as a consequence, atheists have a simple, but inaccurate, target.
The theologist Rahner proposed "The transcendent is not an add-on, something separate from normal existence, because it simply means to go beyond. When we know, choose and love ot
The title is misleading- this book is not an argument for believing in God at all. Karen Armstrong instead gives an abbreviated history of Western philosophy and religion, starting with the cave paintings at Lascaux and ending with modern fundamentalists. A great strength of the book is the focus with which it traces the themes of knowing and unknowing through Western history.
Armstrong argues that argues that our current definition of religious "faith" as "intellectual assent to a set of pure n...more
First things first, the title of this book must have been chosen just to catch attention. The book is not really a case for God at all. If anything, it is a case for compassion...more
In this "cas...more
This book shows what an influence individuals within and without the fold of Judeo/Christian thought have had on the religion itself and how those opinions have in turn...more
The idea behind this book (and behind the "joke" such as it is) is that the modern notion of God--whether held by believers or atheists--is not the same as the notion of God held by those who "formulated" the major religions.
For example, the i...more
This book is not for the faint of heart....more
Her argument is a historical one; it contends that the current predilection for separating the logos mode...more
Quite frankly, I do not always understand the finer philosophical points that she makes, but her overall theme is intelligent, wise and full of insights. I loved her chapter discussing the absolution of the "new atheists" such as Dawkins, suggesting that the religious and nonreligious alike m...more
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