Author: Spiegel, James
Genre: Cults, Culture, Theology - Soteriology
Tags: Culture / Worldview, Doctrine / Theology

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

James Spiegel is professor of philosophy and religion at Taylor University. This is a 2010 book on atheism from a philosophic and scriptural point of view. Spiegel brings together all of the valid arguments for God including Alvin Plantinga’s (to whom he dedicated this book) argument of sensus divinitatus, or a “sense of the divine,” meaning that all humans created in God’s image cannot escape the inner conscience of the presence of God. Therefore men hide from God in moral and intellectual fig leaves. I think the positive contribution of Spiegel’s book is the proposition that man’s fallen nature, especially the lust of the flesh, is the major reason for rejection of God. He shows this from the life of Hume, Nietzsche, Russell, Freud, and others. This is a good but short read of 130 pages of text. Worth the price of the book.

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