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The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever
Hitchens, Christopher.
Adult Nonfiction BL2747.3 .P67 2007

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 - from De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), Book I, Translated by W. Hannaford Brownp. 1
2 - from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A Paraphrase from Several Literal Translations by Richard Le Galliennep. 7
3 - Of Religion, from Leviathanp. 12
4 - Theological-Political Treatisep. 21
5 - The Natural History of Religionp. 26
Of Miraclesp. 32
6 - An Account of My Last Interview with David Hume, Esq.p. 46
7 - A Refutation of Deismp. 50
8 - Moral Influences in My Early Youth, From Autobiographyp. 57
9 - Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Rightp. 64
10 - Evangelical Teachingp. 75
11 - Autobiographyp. 93
12 - An Agnostic's Apologyp. 97
13 - Miraclep. 112
14 - Thoughts of God, From Fables of Manp. 116
Bible Teaching and Religious Practice, From Europe and Elsewhere and A Pen Warmed Up In Hellp. 119
15 - Author's Note to The Shadow Linep. 123
16 - God's Funeralp. 126
17 - The Philosophy of Atheismp. 129
18 - A Letter on Religionp. 134
19 - Why I Am An Unbelieverp. 138
20 - Memorial Servicep. 143
21 - from The Future of an Illusion, Translated and edited by James Stracheyp. 147
22 - Selected Writings on Religionp. 155
23 - from A Clergyman's Daughterp. 166
24 - In Westminster Abbeyp. 168
25 - Monism and Religionp. 170
An Old Storyp. 178
26 - An Outline of Intellectual Rubbishp. 181
27 - Aubadep. 207
Church Goingp. 209
28 - The Wandering Jew and the Second Comingp. 211
29 - The Demon-Haunted World 218
The God Hypothesisp. 226
30 - from Roger's Versionp. 239
31 - Conclusions and Implications, From The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and against the Existence of Godp. 246
32 - Genesis Revisited: A Scientific Creation Storyp. 267
33 - That Undiscovered Countryp. 270
34 - Thank Goodness!p. 277
35 - from A Farewell to God, A Personal Wordp. 282
Questions to Ask Yourselfp. 285
36 - Why There Almost Certainly Is No Godp. 287
Gerin Oilp. 305
Atheists for Jesusp. 307
37 - from God: the Failed Hypothesis, Cosmic Evidence 311
38 - A Working Definition of Religion, From "Breaking Which Spell?"p. 328
39 - If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted?p. 333
40 - There Is No Godp. 349
41 - End of the World Bluesp. 351
42 - What About God? From Dreams of a Final Theoryp. 366
43 - "Imagine There's No Heaven": A Letter to the Six Billionth World Citizenp. 380
44 - The Koranp. 384
The Totalitarian Nature of Islamp. 445
45 - In the Shadow of God, From The End of Faithp. 454
46 - Can an Athiest Be a Fundamentalist? From Against All Godsp. 473
47 - How (and Why) I Became an Infidelp. 477
Credits and Permissionsp. 481
Indexp. 485


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