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Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker Paperback – February 1, 2008
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In my book I argue against a specific religious viewpoint likened to a small limb growing out of the very large tree of religion. I'm not arguing against animism, animatism, nor ancestor worship, ethical non-theism (like Buddhism) nor the many polytheistic gods and goddesses, nor do I argue against other monotheisms like the several branches of Judaism or Islam, nor do I argue against whatever original Christianities believed, nor liberalism, nor deism. No. I'm arguing against a small sect in time, evangelical Christianity. And among evangelicals themselves there is no consensus about true Christianity, relegating certain other branches as "cults." Christianity is best understood as a "local Christianity," one situated in a particular time and place held by particular localized people. What a particular Christian believes is a hybrid coming from schism after schism and the conclusions of hindsight through the process of syncretism. Eller effectively argues that Christians believe in a local Christianity or no Christianity at all.
While I argue specifically about the dominant American fundamentalist or evangelical view in my book, Dr. Eller argues against religion itself. Along the way Eller advances (or promotes) our understanding of just what atheism is.Read more ›
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Eller is my favorite author when it comes to religion and related issues. Great follow-up to "Natural Atheism".Published 14 months ago by Donny L
Excellent book. The author has a superb understanding of the issues and dynamics socially and politically. Read morePublished 14 months ago by VIP Amazon Customer
This is a very good book. It is very thoughtful and explores the ideas contained within in a deep and thorough manner. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Book Fanatic
This book is so profound and easy to read, down to earth describing what the issues are. I was very favorably impressed with this, and because of how good Eller writes, I bought... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Kerry Shirts
This book by David Eller is from 2007 and can be read as a continuation of his "Natural Atheism" (2004). Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Odysseus at home
I liked this book a lot! This is one of those books, that needs to be read more like a text book from college (slow study). Sometimes, when you lump all religions/cults, etc. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Redjohn
I know David personally and enjoy ever book he has had published. He explains the various aspects of atheism better than anyone I have read.Published on December 17, 2012 by Gary Julian
Brilliant book. Should be read by every atheist and theist. Found it challenging, provocative, and carefully reasoned. One of the most compelling books I've read by an atheist. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Steve P