WHO MADE GOD? by Edgar Andrews

Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, says Who made God? is ‘written in a very lively style and conveys complex subjects in a palatable form’. Novelist Fay Weldon calls it ‘thoughtful, readable, witty, wise’. The Principal of London Theological Seminary declares: ‘Richard Dawkins has more than met his match.’ A book by a distinguished scientist about the existence of God, with chapter headings like ‘Steam engine to the stars’ and ‘The tidy pachyderm’ has to be different. It is. Addressing profound questions of science, philosophy and faith with an amazing lightness of touch, Edgar Andrews exposes the pretensions of the ‘new atheism’, blending incisive arguments with gentle humour. However, his aim is not simply to rebut the aggressive atheism of our age but to provide a logically consistent and altogether more satisfying alternative. His fellow physicists dream of discovering a ‘theory of everything’ embracing very physical phenomnon in the cosmos. But can there be a theory of everything that also includes the realms of the heart, mind, conscience and spirit? Yes, indeed, as this book shows. It is the ‘hypothesis of God’, a concept that towers above the barren landsape of atheism and despair. ‘Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current attempts to airbrush God out of existence … Richard Dawkins’ The God delusion is an obvious target and Andrews expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never come across before in a book of this kind. Readers, with or without scientific backgrounds, are likely to find themselves turning the pages with smiles on their faces. I know of nothing quite like it.’ John Blanchard, author of Ultimate Questions