"A thorough, logical examination of the major tenants of Christianity by a professional philosopher (not a theologian).... [This] is the best book for the intelligent reader that examines the case for and against Christianity.... The book is must reading for all who discuss (or defend) Christianity from a critical point of view."
"An insightful and provocative rational analysis of the major doctrinal claims of Christianity.... While a creative critique in its own right, this work is in the tradition of Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Paul Kurtz, and Edmund Cohen among others...."
The more you know about the subjects he covers, however, the less seems to stick.
In a thorough, step-by-step way, he examines and refutes all of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, as well as many modern apologist arguments.
This book should be examined by anyone who wants an unbiased perspective of christianity.
Michael L. Martin (born 1932) is professor emeritus at Boston University, and sits on the editorial board of the philosophy journal, Philo. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Great case against christianity. Presents a comprehensive critique of the arguments for the existence of God and a defense of arguments against the existence of God.Published on February 12, 2013 by Thomas C. Moore
In a brief 263 pages, Martin manages to make substantial points against important Christian doctrines, from historical claims of the resurrection, the virgin birth, and the... Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Nolan
I found that Mr. Martin misunderstands the historical truths that he is trying to argue against. Its hard to keep reading when you realize that he doesn't have a correct... Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by J. Cecil
I love this book. My favorite part is on the historicity of Jesus and the resurrection. His clear, thoroughly readable arguments made it clear in my mind that Jesus never... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Cypress Green
The comment I would like to leave is on Professor Martin's chapter on the resurrection. He is correct that the resurrection of Jesus is critical to Christianity being true. Read morePublished on October 20, 2008 by Aaron O'Neal
The book is so well explained that there is no reason to deny its arguments. Michael Martin have handled Christianity masterfully and with brutal honesty. Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by Luis
Why does this author refuse to consider that there is an intellect and power greater than his own? Don't waste your time on this one.... Read morePublished on September 19, 2008 by Seeker of Truth
It is clear that Michael Martin made up his mind that the Bible can't be trusted before even looking at the facts. Read morePublished on December 28, 2005 by Dan A.