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Reason, Faith, and Revolution by Terry Eagleton
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Aug 30, 09

Read in August, 2009

Absolutely terrific philosophical/theological/political roller-coaster ride. Eagleton demonstrates the good sense to see through cheap arguments on all sides of "the God Debate," which debate serves up the opportunity for Eagleton's critique of what he calls "late Capitalism," particularly as manifested by the United States.

Of course it is delightful and maddening, just as many other reviewers have commented, but it is a wonderful way for the reader to engage with some of the Big Ideas out there. Read it, argue with it, humbly evaluate its criticisms of your preconceptions, accept some of his criticisms, resoundingly reject others--just engage and enjoy!
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08/19/2009 page 79
39.5% "Wonderful and maddening. Eagleton is smart and arrogant, guilty of the same crimes of which he accuses "Ditchkins," but very useful . . ."

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