An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything

An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything

An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar Talking about God the Universe and Everything The question of God is simply too important and too interesting to leave to angry polemicists That is the premise of this friendly straightforward and rigorous dialogue between Christian theologian

  • Title: An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything
  • Author: Randal Rauser Justin Schieber
  • ISBN: 9781633882430
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • The question of God is simply too important and too interesting to leave to angry polemicists That is the premise of this friendly, straightforward, and rigorous dialogue between Christian theologian Randal Rauser and atheist Justin Schieber Setting aside the formality of the traditional debate, the authors invite the reader to join them in an extended, informal converThe question of God is simply too important and too interesting to leave to angry polemicists That is the premise of this friendly, straightforward, and rigorous dialogue between Christian theologian Randal Rauser and atheist Justin Schieber Setting aside the formality of the traditional debate, the authors invite the reader to join them in an extended, informal conversation This has the advantage of easing readers into thorny topics that in a debate setting can easily become confusing or difficult to follow.Like any good conversation, this one involves provocative arguments, amusing anecdotes, and some lively banter Rauser and Schieber begin with the question of why debates about God still matter They then delve into a number of important topics the place of reason and faith, the radically different concepts of God in various cultures, morality and its traditional connection with religious beliefs, the problem of a universe that is overwhelmingly hostile to life as we know it, mathematical truths and what they may or may not say about the existence of God, the challenge of suffering and evil to belief in God, and .Refreshingly upbeat and amicable throughout, this stimulating conversation between two friends from opposing points of view is an ideal introduction to a perennial topic of debate.

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    A worthy effort by two evenly matched opponents, yet more enjoyable than most such exchanges in that authors Rauser and Schieber obviously respect each other. Not sure they got to choose their title. Schieber was called upon to defend the implications of a materialism I'm not sure he holds, while Rauser defended a God of the Philosophers (bare theism) rather than the trinitarian~monotheism of biblical Christianity. I'd buy a sequel, but next time I'd hold out for paper rather than use the Kindle [...]

    If you're looking for answers to age-old theological questions, this isn't where to go. Instead what you have here is an ode to dialogue, an escape from the mediocre apologetic literature of the already-decided. This is hard philosophy and a demand for educating yourself to know more than you currently do. It's possible to disagree about fundamental questions and still be friendly and perhaps even friends. These two show the way through a respectful dialogue, silly humor and a love of questions. [...]

    Is there anything that can't be gainsaid? I'm sure even this sentence could be. Rauser and Schieber bring this to mind in that they're unable to come to agreement on much of anything. There's always some small escape hatch that allows us to deny even the most plausible reasoning. It highlights the liability of evidentialist approaches to apologetics. These are important, but insufficient. Note1. don't judge an idea by it's weakest examples (21)

    This was kind of disappointing. I expected much more in the way of thought out arguments. Also, I think Justin Schieber could have been a bit stronger in his rhetoric. He was too forgiving of the interruptions and often mocking, even condescending, attitude of his christian co-author, Rauser. That being said, there are some interesting points raised by both authors (but there is also a lot of illogical, irrational crap).

    The book was OK. Mediocre. The format was a dialogue between a theist (Rauser) and an atheist (Schieber). I didn't feel like any of the arguments were extremely strong on either side. Perhaps this is because the format didn't allow much depth. Rauser doesn't argue for a biblical presentation of God in this book. The debate is centered on the existence of God (however that may be defined). Rauser wouldn't please many Christians with the room he has to give up in order to maintain a seat at the ph [...]

    I enjoyed reading this, both authors are clearly widely read, know their topics well and so it ends up being both intellectually stimulating and challenging. Neither author holds back in defending their corner but they are also incredibly charitable about each other and their respective views. Grab a copy!

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