Magazine article The Spectator

Books of the Year - Piers Paul Read

Magazine article The Spectator

Books of the Year - Piers Paul Read

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Three books about God whose content is described in their titles. The first, There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed his Mind by Anthony Flew (HarperCollins, £15.99), is a compelling account by an eminent philosopher of how, by 'following the argument wherever it may lead you' (Socrates), and taking into account the discoveries in physics and cosmology made in his lifetime, he has been forced to conclude that the universe is not an accidental construct but is the creation of an allpowerful intelligence outside space and time.

A convincing refutation of the arguments put forward by atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

Yakov M. Rabkin's A Threat from Within:

A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism (Zed Books, £18.99) is a historically fascinating account of the widespread opposition to Zionism among Jews in the first half of the 20th century, both within Palestine and in the Diaspora, which survives to this day. …

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