Atheism for Christians
Are There Lessons for the Religious World from the Secular Tradition?
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Benjamin T. Jones's Atheism for Christians is by turns erudite, witty, autobiographical, both laid-back (as befits an Australian) yet hortatory. This short book presents nine sparkling chapters that highlight the contributions of atheists, secularists, and plain-old nonreligious thinkers from which the contemporary Christian churches could learn--a lot. The works of a gallery of notables, including Karl Marx, David Hume, Peter Singer, Rosa Luxembourg, John Stuart Mill, and Simone de Beauvoir, are mined for insights regarding sexism, science, ethics, the social contract, and politics, among other important topics. One great strength of Jones's readable book is that he draws upon many important Christian thinkers whose work interacts productively with that of the nonreligious scholars he presents, significantly increasing the relevance of his message for Christians."
--Carole M. Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies, Studies in Religion, Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney
"This book is an essential read for everyone who is sure of their faith, or lack thereof. Dr. Jones highlights the ways that Christians and atheists are learning from each other: an urgent message when there is so much conflict around faith, and so little resolution, with his thorough and cutting edge style of writing and research. If you are a Christian, or an atheist, don't miss out."
--Tanya Levin, author of People in Glass Houses: An Insider's Story of a Life in and out of Hillsong