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Systematic Atheology: Atheism's Reasoning with Theology

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2018.06.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John R. Shook, Systematic Atheology: Atheism's Reasoning with Theology, Routledge, 2018, 312 pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138079984.   Reviewed by Chris Tweedt, Christopher Newport University This book, "composed mainly for the edification of atheism's defenders," (p. 37) is an attempt to understand and defend atheism in an organized way. The book is divided into three sections. The first attempts to define 'atheist', 'atheology', and their relationship by tracking historical uses of the terms. The second is an extensive history of atheistic and atheological western philosophers, and the third, which occupies the last half of the book, is an attempt to systematically undermine every kind of argument for the existence of a god. The book's primary strength is its extensive historical summary in chapters 5-6. Though not in depth and sometimes (though rarely) inaccurate, the summary would be an excellent. . .

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