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The book against God

by Wood, James

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction,
  • Children of clergy -- Fiction,
  • Graduate students -- Fiction,
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction,
  • Authorship -- Fiction,
  • Young men -- Fiction,
  • Atheists -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Wood.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6123.O527 B66 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination257 p. ;
    Number of Pages257
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3566266M
    ISBN 100374115389
    LC Control Number2002042600

      'The Book Against God' By James Wood. July 6, ; Idenied my father three times, twice before he died, once afterwards. The obituaries editor of .   'The Book Against God' is a particularly satisfying read on two levels: first, in considering arguments both for and against the existence of God, and secondly as a funny, perceptive and intelligent analysis of the relationships of a contemporary man with his wife and ageing s:

    Get this from a library! The book against God. [James Wood] -- "Thomas Bunting, the charming, exasperating, and deeply untruthful narrator of James Wood's first novel, is in despair. His marriage is disintegrating, and his academic career is in ruins: instead of. God-centered books from the ministry of John Piper. God-centered books from the ministry of John Piper. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Features About Donate. Ask Pastor John. Questions and answers with John Piper. Look at the Book. Interactive Bible study with John Piper.

      Against God book. Read 52 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Translated from the French, (Contre Dieu), Against God, is the gripping /5(52). The book against God. [James Wood] -- His marriage and academic career falling apart, philosophy doctoral student and chronic liar Thomas Bunting secretly writes an atheistic manuscript he hope will be his opus and returns to the side of.


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The book against God by Wood, James Download PDF EPUB FB2

The answer is: remarkably well. Like Wood's criticism, The Book Against God is full of ideas, irony, and intelligence.” ―The Miami Herald “Wood has written his own big-thing novel, his first, which has to do with literature and faith but is also, happily, laden with wit, forceful images, and English eccentrics.” ―The New York Times Cited by: 1.

The Book Against God reads almost as if Evelyn Waugh were alive again, and had decided to write in his graceful, fluid prose about one of Walker Percy’s heroes: the distracted, contemporary sons of comfort whose search for religious meaning is /5.

The Book Against God: A Novel - Kindle edition by Wood, James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Book Against God: A Novel/5(23). The Book Against God by James Wood pp, Cape, £ If religion is true, one must believe, writes James Wood in the introduction to The Broken Estate (), a.

The plot in The Book Against God seems simply an armature, on which the author has molded his ideas. The characters are also formed to fortify the primacy of ideas and witty lines.

The main character, Thomas Bunting, has lost the garden of childhood and with it his innocence. He, therefore, cannot take the leap of faith that his theologian /5.

The Rage Against God (subtitle in US editions: How Atheism Led Me to Faith) is the fifth book by Peter Hitchens, first published in The book describes Hitchens's journey from atheism, far-left politics, and bohemianism, to Christianity and conservatism, detailing the influences on him that led to his The book against God book is partly intended as a response to God Is Not Great, a book written.

“Against The Gods” gives the impression that the book would illustrate how human beings overcame their superstitions and prejudices, and opposed blind faith. The book talks about how the development of mathematics and statistics provided human beings with ways of quantifying risks but it does not talk about I had started the book with very 4/5.

"A lively panoramic book Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." ―Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." ―The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." ―WorthCited by:   'The Book Against God' is a particularly satisfying read on two levels: first, in considering arguments both for and against the existence of God, and secondly as a funny, perceptive and intelligent analysis of the relationships of a contemporary man with his wife and ageing parents.

The narrator, Thomas Bunting, is a philosophy lecturer (of Reviews:   The Book Against God by James Wood Cape £, pp There's a sense in which all those who publish novels offer themselves naked to. The God Delusion is a book by English biologist Richard Dawkins, a professorial fellow at New College, Oxford, and former holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.

In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which.

THE BOOK AGAINST GOD James Wood. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $23 (p) ISBN Joining the select company of critics who write serious fiction—and do it well. the book against god by James Wood ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 1, An intellectual’s revolt against the faith of his father becomes a disabling shaping force in this talky if intriguing first :   The Book Against God 1I DENIED MY FATHER THREE TIMES, twice before he died, once obituaries editor of The Times was responsible for my first denial.

That was almost two years ago. I was still living with my wife, Jane Sheridan, but we were constantly arguing. At University College, where I was teaching philosophy, I had become one of those figures whom students Pages:   This sketch of sibling rivalry accounts for The Rage Against God's unusual structure.

It is a memoir, as well as an assault on Christopher Hitchens's popular but poorly argued God. THE BOOK AGAINST GOD. By James Wood. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ Ever since Plato abandoned his early desire to be a playwright in order to pursue other career goals, it.

No 'case against God', however watertight, means much if it's directed at the wrong target. might consider reading just one book by a theologian, David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God. The story of a husband and wife, a father and son, faith and disbelief, and a hero who couldn't tell the truth if his life depended on it, The Book Against God is at once hilarious and poignant; it introduces an original comic voice—edgy, elegiac, lyrical, and indignant—and, in the irrepressible Thomas Bunting, one of the strangest Cited by: 1.

The Book Against God works best when the tone is comic, and Tom is at times like the antihero of a picaresque novel, resembling a toned-down version of Sebastian Dangerfield in J.

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Here, for the first time, in his new book The Rage Against God, Peter Hitchens, brother of prominent atheist Christopher Hitchens, chronicles his personal journey through disbelief into a committed Christian unflinching openness and intellectual honesty, Hitchens describes the personal loss and philosophical curiosity that led him to burn his Bible at prep scho/5().

God Against the Gods depicts the emergence and eventual triumph of monotheism over polytheism in the West. It begins with Pharoah Akhenaton, who attempted (and failed) to transform Egypt from a polytheistic society to one that worshipped only the sun god, spends substantial time on the history of Judaism, and then focuses, for most of the book 4/5.George H.

Smith is the author of the world's most popular book on nonbelief -- Atheism: The Case Against God--and Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies. Bibliographic information Title4/5(7).