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The Evidential Argument from Evil by Daniel Howard-Snyder
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Technopoly by Neil Postman
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This book is delightful. Neil Postman is rivaled only by Ha-Joon Chang and Dean Baker in his ability to consistently write perfect books.
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Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang
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Want to read a book better than the Bible? Read Ha-Joon Chang's "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism."
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The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman
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This book compelled my assent at virtually every point. At least 99% of parents and educators should read it.
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Nihilism by Helmut Thielicke
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The chief virtue of this book, for me, was its genuinely sympathetic portrayal of its enemy - nihilism. Thielicke, in all his work, does a wonderful job of understanding the concerns of people in his age and future generations. Also, as opposed to ce ...more
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Whose Bible Is It? A Short History of the Scriptures by Jaroslav Pelikan
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Pelikan's ability to digest and synthesize the varieties of Christian tradition is impressive. This book demonstrates his very generous mind.
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Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation by William J. Abraham
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This is certainly my favorite book on the epistemology of religion. I don't feel like explaining why. Hopefully I have a bright future as a philosopher in which I can take many years to explain why.
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Plunder and Blunder by Dean Baker
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Dean Baker is wonderful.
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Why Would Anyone Believe in God? by Justin L. Barrett
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This book, while a bit theoretical (out of necessity, given the young field), was very interesting to me. It makes me want to study cognitive science of religion. Maybe I will someday?

Part of what makes Barrett's work interesting (which he will be co
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God and the Reach of Reason by Erik J. Wielenberg
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This book is dialectically entertaining, especially for those of us who think C.S. Lewis's philosophical and theological musings deserve more rigorous reformulation and attention. However, I can't tell whether or not this book actually contributes an ...more
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