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There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind [Hardcover]

By Antony Flew (Author) & Roy Abraham Varghese (Author)
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Pages   222
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2007
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0061335290  
EAN  9780061335297  

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one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew, the world's leading atheist, now believes in God.

Flew is a pioneer for modern atheism. His famous paper, Theology and Falsification, was first presented at a meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club chaired by C. S. Lewis and went on to become the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last five decades. Flew earned his fame by arguing that one should presuppose atheism until evidence of a God surfaces. He now believes that such evidence exists, and There Is a God chronicles his journey from staunch atheism to believer.

For the first time, this book will present a detailed and fascinating account of Flew's riveting decision to revoke his previous beliefs and argue for the existence of God. Ever since Flew's announcement, there has been great debate among atheists and believers alike about what exactly this "conversion" means. There Is a God will finally put this debate to rest.

This is a story of a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker, and where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him: belief in God as designer.

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RIP  Apr 14, 2010
RIP Mr Flew, thank you for your honesty in this book (which I have yet to read)
Plodding, Pedantic & Rhetorical.  Apr 11, 2010
Reading philosophical texts such as these (especially the "theist vs. atheist" variety,) leave me at least nonplussed and at worst exasperated to the point of laughter. The only argument I'm going to make in my review is this: Assume for just a moment that there is an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent God that created all there is; where is it written that He/She/It has to explain Herself to us? These atheists spend so much time proffering that which God must do in order to provide evidence of His existence, that it renders their entire argument untenable; employing a form of casuistry that would make any politician jealous. God simply doesn't have to play by our rules.

It took Dr. Flew about 70 years to discover what I was able to figure out in about 3 years (the first 25 years of my adult life, I was completely disinterested in the subject and consequently gave it little, if any, thought.) With this in mind, I find the cogitation and postulations of many "philosophers" abstruse, pretentious and downright silly, including those in this book. Consider: "The universe has always been and always shall be - I have logically deduced this with impeccable rationale, this is the truth of which there can be no doubt." {A few years later} The same philosopher - "Oh crap, what is this I hear about a faint but detectable microwave signal pervading all of space/time that quite persuasively implies a beginning to the universe. There goes my previous argument, as well as my tenure."

This book is replete with scenarios analogous to the one above: observe facts, promulgate argument, propound said argument's truth assiduously, discover new fact or set of facts, amend previous argument - rinse & repeat.

2 Stars on the board, 1 and ½ stars is my real contention, unless of course I change my mind.....
Disappointed  Mar 27, 2010
I was extremely disappointed by the book. I was hoping that such a great philosopher would provide a decent argument for his new position. Instead the first two chapters, which claimed to explain what he used to believe, was nothing more than a biography that briefly mentioned what Flew used to believe. I left those chapters without a good understanding of what Flew used to believe and why. The next several chapters claim to argue for Flew's belief in a god. These chapters have very poor argumentation. Mostly the argument seems to amount to there being questions that science hasn't answered, quoting a bunch of people, and then deciding a god-of-the-gaps is the answer to the question. I could hardly discern a real argument for why there truly is a god. I strongly recommend that the reader find better books to read.
some thoughts  Mar 5, 2010
I would recommend buying this book. The reasons it is worth your time are the following: the breadth of arguments that led Flew to conclude a god must exist are displayed. Then, the fact that Flew is well read so even though this book is short, it provides the names of major players in the debates. Someone who is interested in further reading can easily use this to actually learn about the discussions. Third, it challenges the church to offer a good reason for the faith we hold rather than giving blank looks. Fourth, Flew shows that populist reasoning has little to do with his decision to change. Fifth, Antony Flew opens up dialogue with NT Wright and others, which is always a healthy thing. On the benefit to a believer spending hours reading so as to give an answer: --Flew grew up with friends and teachers who could not provide an answer to the problem of evil that seemed reasonable. In the US, this is a good challenge to the church to be better equipped. I think the weakness of the book is Flew's remaining merely a theist (or deist).--
So... these things considered it is a useful book to see what someone discovered when he was willing to study arguments in depth for theism. It gets past simple rhetoric.
An interesting and honest book  Feb 1, 2010
Reading the other reviews, it's a bit saddening to see committed factions trying to profit from this short, honest little book. Flew evidently found himself stuck on three questions (1) the origin of natural law (2) the origin of life, and (3) the origin of the universe. This short list is very close to my own short list of unanswered questions.

Question (3) may be the most important of the lot. For centuries, lots of people have held a belief that the universe was eternal: it has always existed, and will always exist. Somewhat surprisingly, the modern science of cosmology does NOT support this idea. The universe had a beginning (the Big Bang) and it will have an ending, if only through increasing entropy and "heat death."

As for the Big Bang...let's try a thought-experiment. You're sitting quietly at home one night, and suddenly a wooden table appears magically, from nowhere. You investigate: it's a wooden table, all right. But its appearance from nowhere is surely impossible. Now stretch your mind and imagine the entire universe suddenly appearing out of "nowhere." Do you have an explanation handy for this? It sure looks like we're confronted with the old problems once more: Aristotle's "First Mover" (or even "The Force" from Star Wars!)

Question (2) is also a huge one. How DID life originate, after all? Flew goes into this in some depth, and demonstrates that the latest biological theory about the spontaneous synthesis of amino acids is NOT going to answer Question (2).

Question (1), about natural law, is a good one as well. I have heard another version, which has to do with mathematics. If you start thinking hard about math, well, is it something we humans made up? If so, why are natural laws so easily expressed in this little tool "we created?" Or, more mysteriously, is math, in some sense, "out there," and we simply discovered it --- and are continuing to discover it?

If we posit some impossibly intelligent being (The Great Spirit, The First Mover, The Force, The Logos) as the force driving all these mysterious changes, at least we have a consistent answer. You need to read this book for yourself to understand Flew's precise thoughts, but he's not "senile" and he's not a "Christian" either. He's continuing his life work, which is following where the evidence leads.

And what he has come up with is not exactly zany. It's one of mankind's oldest beliefs. Oddly enough, I think Arthur C. Clarke went with the same sort of explanation in 2001: A Space Odyssey. I don't remember anyone making a stink about that.

This is a very thought-provoking little book, and I would recommend it highly.

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