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  • Paperback: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Catholic Answers (September 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938983432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938983436
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Answering Atheism gets high grades on the three R's: It is readable, reasonable, and researched. Its defense of the cosmological argument has depth and detail, yet it is not so technical that you need to take a philosophy course to comprehend it. --Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, Boston College

I've read many works of popular apologetics; this is the best! --Stephen Bullivant, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

This compelling book deserves the widest possible audience of theists and atheists alike. Both groups will benefit by considering the serious, sophisticated, and intellectually satisfying case for the Christian world view that Trent Horn lays out in these pages. --Patrick Madrid, author of Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist, and host of the Right Here, Right Now radio show

About the Author

Trent Horn is an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers. He specializes in training pro-lifers to intelligently and compassionately engage pro-choice advocates in genuine dialogue. Trent is a dynamic and experienced public speaker who has addressed more than 200 audiences, including high-school assemblies and conferences as keynote presenter. He holds a master s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is the author of Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity.

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Ever since he converted to Catholicism at the age of seventeen, Trent Horn has had a passion for explaining and defending the Faith. After earning a degree in history from Arizona State University, Trent traveled the country training pro-life advocates on college campuses to engage opponents in compassionate and persuasive dialogue.

After completing a master's degree in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Trent served as the Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Phoenix. He is a dynamic and experienced public speaker who has made more than 200 presentations, from high school assemblies to keynote conference talks.

He is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live and is the author of Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity published by Catholic Answers Press.

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I just finished Trent Horn's new book, Answering Atheism.
Devin Rose
Well written, the author is very organized and take you from point A to Z covering the most of the basics.
Adriana M
This book clearly lays out the arguments for and against the existence of god.
dillon

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Devin Rose on December 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
I just finished Trent Horn's new book, Answering Atheism. The bottom line? It's my new go-to book to recommend to friends wanting to understand how to make arguments for God and against atheism.

Trent does a superb job of covering all the most popular and important arguments that come up when debating with atheists. He discusses the problem of suffering, the Kalam cosmological argument, fine-tuning, and arguments surrounding moral truths, just to name a few of the big ones. He balances breadth and depth perfectly, explaining the basics of each argument, the counter arguments from each side, and the final analysis.

Most importantly, Trent keeps a respectful, irenic tone throughout the book. None of the hubris and disdain that the new atheist leaders so often portray (and which some Christians have thrown back at them in tit-for-tat fashion). His excellent attitude lends weight to the encouragement he gives to readers to maintain such a positive tone themselves when talking with atheists.

My old go-to book was Dr. Edward Feser's The Last Superstition. That is a good book, and Trent even mentions Feser and his good work, but Feser's book is dense. It goes into much more depth about philosophy--too much for the average reader--and his tone is dismissive right back in the faces of the atheists. I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing and have read Feser's defense of his book's style, but Trent's book is a nice counter-balance to Feser's, and much more accessible.

Trent added a sizable appendix to the book to talk about the deeper philosophical arguments, including the Kalam cosmological one and Aquinas' so-called "five ways.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Mounce on October 30, 2013
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This book covers many arguments for and against atheism and is very broad. As a result of its breadth I felt that some topics were not given enough discussion, but I chose to give it five stars anyway because it is by far the best work of theistic apologetics I have ever come across. For all the best sellers that the "new" atheist movement has produced, it is a shame there are not more clear and readable books like this one. I would very much recommend it for all believers seeking to strengthen the intellectual side of their faith as well as for any atheists who wonder how intelligent people can still believe in God.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By dillon on October 5, 2013
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This book clearly lays out the arguments for and against the existence of god. The author creatively breaks down each argument and provides a strong defense of the theist position. Whether you are an atheist, agnostic, or theist; layperson or expert. I highly recommend this book. It's well researched, original and enjoyable to read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alex on November 12, 2013
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I recently encountered some atheists and realized how ill-prepared I am to deal with their objections. Apologetics is more than debating biblical verses with fellow Christians, it's also making the case for Christianity to non-believers. It seems that Atheism is making a comeback, or at least becoming more vocal, and this book will help you talk with them.

Even though you may be well-versed in scripture, logic, etc, you will need specific instruction to effectively answer Atheist objections. This book is the best boot camp for training for this battle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rudiger on January 19, 2014
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I want to be able to discuss my faith with intelligence. What I didn't expect from this book was the great respect mr horn has for atheists. He even suggests that without doubt our faith would not be so rich. Excellent!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Raul Flores on October 31, 2013
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Well written, to the point, concise and precise resource for an apologetic! Trent Horn pulls from the Church Fathers in a different perspective along with Catholic teachings, and a sound basis towards Catholicism founded on the Gospels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 24, 2014
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Good advise on just being respectful of others views, which is becoming increasingly difficult in a world where media has so much influence and loves to polarize everything and everyone.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Harriette Newman on November 19, 2013
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Very informative but sometimes hard to understand to grasp. Thanks for information. God Bless and Thanks for all you do
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