I recently read this superb introductory book to atheism.
Much later in the book, the Derridean scholar, John Caputo, shows how the matrix of postmodernity alters the strength of atheism.
Granted, some of the arguments analyzed are rarely used by your average theist, they are still intellectually interesting.
"The Cambridge Companion to Atheism" is a collection of essays from a wide-range of scholars on atheism: its history, implications, and arguments. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by Tim K
I've read all the works of the "New Atheists" (Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Dennett). I found this book to be a nice contrast to their polemics. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by The_Young_Contrarian
The first two chapters, histories of atheism, are boring and not very illuminating. Chapter 5, refutations of classical theistic arguments, is as clear as mud. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Barry Rucker
Plenty of interesting ideas but I found some places bogged down in symbolic logic which makes it difficult for the layman. Still worth the read though.Published on August 17, 2010 by E. King
Many Atheists or those curious about Atheism have read books by the "four horsemen" of the so-called "New Atheism," and while those are entertaining, there is nothing in those... Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by Misanthrope™