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God is not great

Christopher Hitchens

God is not great

the case against religion

by Christopher Hitchens

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Atlantic in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and state.,
  • God.,
  • Religion and social problems.,
  • Religion and politics.,
  • Religion and civilization.,
  • Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChristopher Hitchens.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination307 p. :
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20839937M
    ISBN 101843545861
    ISBN 109781843545866


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Ross Douthat "Lord Have Mercy: A review of God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."Claremont Review of Books (Summer, ). Reprinted with permission of the Claremont Review of Books. The Claremont Review of Books offers bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism, which draws upon the timeless principles of the American .Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

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