Blurbs For My Anthology "The End of Christianity"

Here are some blurbs for my anthology The End of Christianity.

The Christian Delusion is the first book I give to anyone who wants to understand why I am no longer a Christian. Loftus and company have returned with The End of Christianity, which will now be the second book I give to anyone who wants to read a substantive case against Christian faith.” —Luke Meuhlhauser, owner of the popular blog Common Sense Atheism, which named Loftus’s book Why I Became an Atheist as the Best Atheism Book of the Decade (2000-2009).

"The End of Christianity" is a diverse collection of interesting essays put together by the excellent author John W. Loftus. The essays are about matters that should lead reasonable Christians to end their religious faith based on compelling and sound arguments. This book includes some of the best atheist authors of our time and is the third excellent book by Mr. Loftus. —Book Shark on Amazon.

“No collection better demonstrates how taking Christianity seriously reveals its all too human origin. This superb, often witty, and exceedingly well-researched collection explains how early Christianity is only a pale resemblance of any of the diverse Christian sects today. As well, the authors reveal how vastly improbable Christian dogmas are,such as the notion that a god designed the universe; that life replete with personal identity continues after death; that hell represents divine justice; and the claim that morality is exclusively Christian. Overall, very sobering for Christians, and so wonderfully delightful for the rest of us.” —Malcolm Murray, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, University of Prince Edward Island; author of The Atheist’s Primer.

 “John Loftus and his distinguished colleagues have hit another home run. This book should win the game: Christianity, it’s strike three and you are out!” —Dan Barker, copresident, Freedom from Religion Foundation; author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists.

 “If Christians wish to follow Peter’s counsel by ‘always being ready to give a defense to anyone who demands an account for the hope within,’ they had better grapple with the challenging essays in this book. If The End of Christianity doesn’t spell ‘the end of Christianity,’ at the very least it spells the end of a number of tired and flimsy apologetical strategies championed proudly by so many of Christianity’s bush lawyers. I hope that Christians everywhere are able to receive this collection of essays not as a threat, but as a gift. One doesn’t have to agree with every conclusion in order to see that this book, more than anything else, is a call for Christians to be honest, self-critical, and informed.” —Thom Stark, author of The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong.

 “Should Christianity end? I think not. But unthinking Christianity definitely should. For that reason I am grateful to the authors of this outstanding collection of essays. —Randal Rauser, PhD, associate professor of historical theology, Taylor Seminary; author of You’re Not as Crazy as I Think: Dialogue in a World of Loud Voices and Hardened Opinions.

“Perhaps the ‘end of Christianity’ should take the form of extinction, as this book’s authors portend. At the very least Christianity’s theological defense mechanisms are proven inadequate by the sharpest set of intellectual criticisms found under the cover of a single volume. The end of Christianity cannot be predicted, but it can be helped along by a careful reading of this tremendously useful book.” —John Shook, PhD, director of education, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, NY; author of The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide.

 “This book is well worth reading. I am happy to endorse it. Initially, I was concerned that it was a rehash of other works or ideas, but I found it refreshingly informative and challenging. I am pretty well-read and educated in the field and felt I was learning much of the time, or getting a new and interesting angle on an old idea. The creative ideas explored by the authors show how little Christianity has to offer our culture. Indeed, it is time for it to end.” —Darrel W. Ray, EdD, organizational psychologist; author of The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture.

 “The End of Christianity reads like a family reunion that brings together the family of disbelieving intellectuals we’ve grown to love and respect. The stories that form the great narrative of the history of unbelief find in this book fresh voices with new and exciting angles. Loftus and his friends annihilate the Christian Goliath with their disputatious slingshots. The reader will probably hope that believers will not shy away from this text if only so that Loftus will soon publish yet another exciting anthology.” —Johnnie Terry, instructor in philosophy, Sierra College.

 “A blurb does not do this fascinating book justice with its beefy arguments as well as tasty tidbits of information all geared to show that when it comes to ‘God talk’ and the ‘revealed religion’ known as Christianity, the questions outnumber the certainties. And though Christianity and religion in general will certainly endure long enough for John Loftus to edit additional works, that sort of blessing does not appear to be one for which some Christians will be eager to thank God.” —Edward T. Babinski, editor of Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists.