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Letter to a Christian Nation

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The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad

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Trackers (Lemmer #2)

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Is Christianity Good for the World?

Is Christianity Good for the World? The gloves come off in this electric exchange, originally hosted by Christianity Today, as leading atheist Christopher Hitchens author of God Is Not Great and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson author of Letter from a Christian Citizen go head to head on this divisive question The result is

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life The phrase the meaning of life for many seems a quaint notion fit for satirical mauling by Monty Python or Douglas Adams But in this spirited Very Short Introduction, famed critic Terry Eagleton takes a serious if often amusing look at the question and offers his own surprising answer Eagleton

Jihad: From Qu'ran to Bin Laden

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