books about: delusions
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
David Bentley Hart
Yale University Press
In this provocative book one of the most brilliant scholars of religion today dismantles distorted religious “histories” offered up by Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and other contemporary critics of religion and advocates of atheism. David Bentley Hart provides a bold correction of the New Atheists’s misrepresentations of the Christian past, countering their polemics with a brilliant account of Christianity and its message of ...
Zeal Books, 2013
Fans of Frank Peretti , Ted Dekker , Bill Myers , D.I. Telbat, and Stephenie Meyer will love this debut thriller by Laura Gallier! ***** We all have our demons. Are unseen spiritual forces actually at work in my life? It's an intriguing question that confronts us all and begins to haunt Owen Edmonds. Literally. By March of Owen's senior year, eleven students at Lincoln Forest High School have committed suicide. Amid the ...
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
A new edition of the timeless classic.
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
W. W. Norton & Company
“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”— The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” ...
Delusions: Book Two In The Affinity Series
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Can Fate be wrong? When all signs point to a certain someone, do you just blindly follow whether you like them or not? What if that person turns out to be someone you hate? Could Destiny be so cruel? Lisa Miller is a typical seventeen-year-old, busy with family, work, friends and...revenge. Her last summer in high school should be spent having fun. But ever since Logan Tate played a prank on her two years ago, she doesn't have much of a social ...
The God Delusion
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for ...
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistanto American eyeshas gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed of terror. Americato Pakistani eyeshas been a guarantee of security, a coldly distant scold, an enthusiastic military enabler, and is now a threat to national security and a source of humiliation. The ...
Delusion in Death (In Death, Book 35)
J. D. Robb
It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions ...
A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials
Da Capo Press
This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing one."
The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s ...
Delusions of Grandeur (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, Book 9)
Kevin J. Anderson
As the young Jedi Knights continue their search for Raynor Thul's father, they turn for assistance to a dangerous resource, the reprogrammed assassin droid IG-88, a fearsome bounty hunter that the young Jedis may or may not have under control. Original."
The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism
Our Sunday Visitor
Full-Scale Frontal Assault on New Atheists Stronghold... "...With remorseless logic, wit, skill, and boundless, joyful enthusiasm, The Godless Delusion lays waste that stronghold, routs the enemy, occupies the high ground for Christ their king, and dares anyone to retake it." Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, professor of philosophy, Boston College, co-author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics In this hard-hitting book, apologetics experts Patrick ...
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
Updated with a new Afterword “The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran. But as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The Net Delusion , the Internet is a tool that both revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. For all of the talk in the West about the power of the Internet to democratize societies, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and ...
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series #2)
Corvallis Press, 2014
For a limited time, book 1 in the award-winning Deadwood Mystery Series, NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD , is on sale; and book 3, DEAD CASE IN DEADWOOD is priced low. Grab all three books in the ongoing Deadwood Mystery series now! ____________________________________________________________________ Praise for OPTICAL DELUSIONS IN DEADWOOD ... "What a voice! Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful. This fresh and feisty ...
Degrees of Delusion
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. Fortis must choose between betraying his captain and comrades or firing on the very men he once dreamed of ...
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they ...
Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Classic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at three historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Fired by greed and fed by naïveté, these stratagems gone awry offer essential reading for investors as well as students of history, psychology, and human nature.
The Halo Effect: ... and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers
Much of our business thinking is shaped by delusions -- errors of logic and flawed judgments that distort our understanding of the real reasons for a company's performance. In a brilliant and unconventional book, Phil Rosenzweig unmasks the delusions that are commonly found in the corporate world. These delusions affect the business press and academic research, as well as many bestselling books that promise to reveal the secrets of success or ...
Delusions of Power: New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy
Taking a close look at the dense fabric that our government weaves between war, state power, and economics, this collection of essays reveals the growing authority—and corruption—of the American state. Covering topics from the Lyndon Johnson presidency to the provocatively titled article “Military-Economic Fascism” on the military-industrial-congressional complex, it argues that the U.S. government consistently exploits national crises ...
Delusions of Mediocrity: How UnderEarning, Codependency and Stupidity Wreak Havoc on Your Life-and How to Get ...
Adoxography Books, 2013
At Least One in Every Three U.S. Workers Is An Underearner Underearning crosses all salary levels: whether you are making minimum wage or pulling down six figures annually, you may be an underearner—someone who earns far below what your abilities, skill set, potential, or job and title should command. The majority of underearners do not bring home enough to meet their monthly obligations, let alone build a future. Many have debt and most ...
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