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The Resource The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist, Larry Alex Taunton

The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist, Larry Alex Taunton

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The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist
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The faith of Christopher Hitchens
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the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist
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Larry Alex Taunton
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faith of Christopher Hitchens
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the restless soul of the worlds most notorious atheist
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"If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do." - Christopher Hitchens. At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer, "but I think it's rather strong in my case." Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful though largely hidden from public view friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens's spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens's diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. "This book should be read by every atheist and theist passionate about the truth."--
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A friend of the late Christopher Hitchens offers insight about the promise of faith and the dangers of pride in this one-of-a-kind look into the last days of the world's most famous atheist
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Taunton, Larry
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261.2/1
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non fiction
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  • Christianity and atheism
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • Taunton, Larry
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the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist
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The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist, Larry Alex Taunton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199)
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22 cm
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xvi, 201 pages
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9780718022174
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2015036567
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(OCoLC)885231208
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The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist, Larry Alex Taunton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199)
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn885231208
Dimensions
22 cm
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xvi, 201 pages
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9780718022174
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2015036567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)885231208

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