The following article is adapted from a section of my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? If you appreciate this article, please spread the word! The existence of God is a topic that tends to elicit strong passions. People have their beliefs about whether God exists or not, but they also have their hopes. Many people […]
Is the Atheist My Neighbor?
This article is an excerpt from my 2015 book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes Toward Atheism. It’s a book that J.L. Schellenberg, one of the leading atheist philosophers of religion, recommended as “brief and lively but remarkably full and acute” and “impressively fair”. You can decide whether this brief excerpt lives up to […]
Edward Babinski, editor of the collection Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists, reviewed my 2015 book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? at his blog. He writes: “I applaud Randal’s attempt to spare atheists from being negatively stereo-typed by conservative Christians as the most blind, stupid, and vile lot of humanity. (Randal also would like to see Christians […]
Humanist writer and activist Sincere Kirabo has reviewed my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? at The Humanist. It’s a very fine and positive review. Here’s the final paragraph: “This brief (only 97 pages) but thorough book is worth reading, dissecting, and recommending to others. I think it does a great job of presenting atheists as complex beings […]
Recently Richard Carrier reviewed my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Let’s start with the good news: Carrier liked the book which he described as “packed full of facts and arguments” and a “brief but thorough and well-studied book”. (That’s two fine endorsements for the back cover of the second edition which will never be printed due to […]
Richard Carrier just posted a review of my 2015 book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes Toward Atheism. Titled “Randal Rauser on Treating Atheists Like People,” Carrier’s review has lots of nice things to say: he calls the book “brief but thorough and well-studied” and he observes, “it makes a better argument in defense […]
Last year I was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show The Firing Line with Michael Brown to talk about my then new book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? It was a very enjoyable interview and surprisingly Brown didn’t really push back on my thesis despite the fact that he is a Christian conservative. Nor was Brown the only […]
Here is a link to another review of Is the Atheist My Neighbor? by an atheist, in this case The A-Unicornist. As with the previous review by Ed Buckner, this one is also very positive.
Ed Buckner, former president of American Atheists, has provided a very favorable review for Is the Atheist My Neighbor? at the No God Blog. You can read the review here.
It’s been almost nine months since Is the Atheist My Neighbor? was published. As many of you know, the dark cloud since then is that despite sending out multiple review copies to atheist bloggers and podcasters who either requested the book or agreed to review it, not a single review has appeared. (I already blogged about […]
Last night I delivered the FaithLife lecture at Concordia University consisting of a paper in which I summarized the core arguments of Is the Atheist My Neighbor? A reception followed afterwards and I had a great conversation with several people including a very thoughtful atheist gentleman from the Society of Edmonton Atheists. The additional good news […]
It’s been awhile since I talked about my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? That’s the same book that received this stellar endorsement from J.L. Schellenberg who is perhaps the leading atheist philosopher of religion in the world today. Schellenberg wrote: “There are some whose way of following the first of the great commandments has, […]