Heresy

Heresy

Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity

Book - 2012
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Bestselling author Michael Coren explodes popular myths about the history, beliefs, and culture of Christianity.
 
Michael Coren explores why and how Christians and Christian ideas are caricatured in popular media as well as in sophisticated society. He takes on, and debunks, ten great myths about Christianity: that it supports slavery, is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-intellectual, anti-Semitic, provokes war, resists progress, and is repressive and irrelevant. In a climate that is increasingly as ignorant of Christianity as it is good at condemning it, Coren gives historical background, provides examples of how these attacks are made, and explains the reality of the Christian response, outlining authentic Christian beliefs.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2012
ISBN: 9780771023156
0771023154
Branch Call Number: 273 COR NVD
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 23 cm

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anon123
Feb 18, 2017

An excellent book that clearly outlines the problems facing Christians in the modern world. It clarifies the lies told and the reasons used for the systematic persecution against 216 million Christians worldwide.

EuSei Oct 05, 2013

An excellent book to dispel the lies, myths and the misconceptions many spread and too many, it seems, blindly embrace.

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ANITRA L FREEMAN
Sep 14, 2013

There really are Christians who really represent every one of the "myths" Cohen names. He may declare that they are not "real Christians" but according to them, they are the real Christians and he isn't. An obedient Catholic will of course affirm that there is one and only one set of "authentic Christian beliefs." In reality, there are not. There are more Christianities than there are Christians, because some people occasionally change their minds.

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benjaminis5
Apr 06, 2013

excellent and easy read. a good starter place to counter baseless accusations.

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naturalist
Apr 05, 2013

"Bring out the comfy chair!" Thank the Enlightenment that he cannot have you burned at the stake.
alternative reading:
"The Misery of Christianity, or, A Plea for a Humanity Without God"
Joachim Kahl (author), Gerhard Szczesny (preface), N.D.Smith (translator)
original title: "Das Elend des Christentums oder Plädoyer für eine Humanität ohne Gott"
Penguin 1971, ISBN: 0140213244

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