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Imagine.jpgWe’ve all observed the rise of nothing less than aggressive atheism, some of which goes over the top in argument and some of which simply lays its cards on the table with confidence and fearlessness and says, “OK, Christian, make my day. Beat this argument.” One thinks, of course, of Dawkins, HItchens and Harris. Some have taken this movement on with a sketch of ideas (as in D.B. Hart, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
) while others, like William Lane Craig and Chad Meister, by selecting a variety of authors to respond to various dimensions of the movement.

So, in God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable & Responsible
, Craig and Meister have enlisted some friends to respond, and I happen to be one of them. The editors collected essays in groups: God is, God is great, God is good, and Why it matters. Fourteen studies:
Craig on Dawkins, Moreland on the image of God, Moser on evidence for a morally perfect God (worth the price of the book), Polkinghorne on physics, Behe on evolution, Michael Murray on evolutionary explanations of religion, Meister on evil and morality, McGrath on whether religion is evil, Copan on whether OT laws are evil, Walls on God creating hell, and the four additional pieces: Taliaferro on recognizing divine revelation, McKnight on the Messiah you never expected, Habermas on resurrection, and Mittelberg on why faith in Jesus matters. The volume has two other items: Anthony Flew on his pilgrimage and Alvin Plantinga’s review of Dawkins. 
All in all, a noteworthy volume.
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