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READING RICHARD DAWKINS A Theological Dialogue with New Atheism GARY KEOGH CREATING DIALOGUE WITH DAWKINS— Theological reactions to the rise of the new atheist movement have largely been critically hostile or defensively deployed apologetics to shore up the faith against attack. Gary Keogh contends that focusing on scholarly material that is inherently agreeable to theology will not suffice in the context of modern academia. Theology, he says, needs to test its boundaries. Reading Richard Dawkins illustrates how dialogue with antithetical viewpoints offers new perspectives on classical theological problems. Keogh demonstrates how a dialogical paradigm may take shape—one that is up to the task of facing its critics in the context of modern academia. Praise for Reading Richard Dawkins “This well-researched and carefully organized study makes a significant contribution to Christian theological reflection on the meaning of evolution. Its calm conversation with Richard Dawkins’ atheist reading of Darwin is a model of mature theological scholarship.” John F. Haught | Georgetown University “For too many, the world is black and white: one’s opponents are to be fought; one’s allies are one’s friends. Gary Keogh adds more colour to our intellectual world by engaging theologically with the writings of Richard Dawkins, not as a foe or a friend but as a serious conversation partner. Keogh thereby sets an example for religious reflection in a modern, pluralistic context. He provides a great opportunity to encounter theologies that appreciates an evolutionary understanding of life on Earth.” Willem B. Drees | Leiden University Gary Keogh is an adjunct lecturer at All Hallows College, Dublin City University, and a lead tutor in theology at Hibernia College in Dublin. He is the author of articles that have appeared in such journals as The Furrow and Doctrine and Life. Religion / Philosophical Theology KEOGH READING RICHARD DAWKINS ...