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'Atheist delusions'

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams awarded the 2011 Michael Ramsay prize — a distinction for original theological writing — to David Bentley Hart for his book Atheist Delusions (Yale University Press, 2009).

The book "takes no prisoners in its response to fashionable criticisms of Christianity" and demonstrates "how the most treasured principles and values of compassionate humanism are rooted in the detail of Christian doctrine," Williams said.

Hart's book argues that there are ominous consequences to the decline of Christianity, which changed the ancient world by bringing liberation from fatalism, giving humanity great dignity and elevating charity above all virtues.


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