Sunday, March 01, 2009


A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism, by Peter S. Williams (Paternoster, 2009)

You can click on the above jpeg to see an enlarged image. This is the Paternoster Press Catalogue entry for my new book, A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism, which you can order on-line here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here.

The book also receives a whole page feature in this Engage catelogue, and is plugged by Christian Today here. Read the press release.

Here's the blurb from the back cover (click to enlarge this jpeg):

Here are four commendations - one from Dr Robin Parry, one from philosopher Angus Menuge (author of Agents Under Fire), one from philosopher, mathematician and theologian Dr. William A. Dembski (author of The Design Inference), and one from philosopher-theologian Dr Garry R. Habermas (author of The Historical Jesus):

'Peter S. Williams' new book A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism... takes the arguments of "The New Atheists" to pieces.' - Dr Robin Parry

‘Williams’s reply to the emergence of militant public atheism is as timely as it is devastating.’ - Angus J. Menuge, Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University, Wisconsin, USA

‘The new atheism is like the Titanic leaving Southampton. Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and her other captains proclaim her unsinkable. Surely she will obliterate all obstacles in her path - especially religious faith. In this insightful book, Peter Williams shows that a carefully articulated, philosophically grounded faith is to the new atheism what hitting an iceberg was to the Titanic. The lesson is clear and urgent: get off while you still can!’ – Dr. William A. Dembski, senior fellow with Seattle’s Discovery Institute, author of The Design Inference (Cambridge University Press)

‘Williams’ painstaking analysis attempts to get inside the atheist mindset by investigating a potpourri of charges against Christianity, constructed from a wide range of atheological perspectives. He responds with excellent rejoinders and counterarguments, producing a highly instructive give-and-take. The overall effort is a coherent, well-reasoned defence of Christian Theism that challenges the best atheist attacks. As Williams concludes, he has seen nothing that comes close to undermining the Christian faith.’– Dr. Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty University

On March 10th 2009 the Central-South Group of Christians in Science hosted a book launch at Highfield Church in Southampton, with a talk from yours truly, Q&A and copies of A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism for sale.

The Evangelical Philosophy Society interviewed me about the book, and the results can be read here.

(last updated 24/03/09)

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