The Dawkins Letters: Challenging Atheist Mythsby David Robertson
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Richard Dawkins is an author and pundit who sometimes writes about science, but most recently has published a book decrying religion in general and Christianity specifically. David Robertson, a pastor and author, read the book and was shocked into replying to it. But rather than producing a polemic or straight refutation of Dawkins’ text, he decided to write Dawkins an open letter, and post it on his church’s website. Then something unexpected happened.
Richard Dawkins posted the letter on his own website, and the response Robertson got from those who read it there inspired him to keep writing. In conversational, colloquial prose Robertson brings up questions and Christian angles on some of the issues in Dawkins’ book. Addressing what he calls “atheist myths”, the author uncovers Dawkins’ secular scientific bias without assenting to the false dichotomy between science and Christianity. A less in-depth study than some (such as The Dawkins Delusion? by Alister and Joanna McGrath) but more a personal and engaging invitation to Christians and non-Christians alike who have questions about these issues unanswered by Dawkins himself.