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Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity

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  • Discover the timeless rebuttals to atheism’s challenges in Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism—a thorough, respectful defense of theism.
  • Discover compelling responses to atheism in Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism—a reasoned, well-researched guide for believers and skeptics alike.
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  • Dive into Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism—a comprehensive, respectful defense of theism that challenges and enlightens believers and skeptics.
  • Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism offers fresh insights into tough questions about God’s existence, fostering thoughtful dialogue and understanding.
  • Equip yourself with Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism—a balanced, thorough resource addressing atheism’s challenges and affirming belief in God.
  • Explore Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism—a compelling, compassionate defense of theism that navigates today’s skeptical world with reason and respect.


Today’s popular champions of atheism are often called New Atheists, because they don’t just deny God’s existence (as the old atheists did)—they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. But there’s nothing really “new” about their arguments. They’re the same basic objections to theism that mankind has wrestled with for centuries.

We don’t need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach.

In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds to that need with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, combining a thorough refutation of atheist claims with a skillfully constructed case for theism based on reason and common sense. Just as important, he advocates a charitable approach that respects atheists’ sincerity and good will—making this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too.

Meticulously researched, and street-tested in Horn’s work as a pro-God apologist, Answering Atheism tackles all the major issues of the debate, including:

  • Reconciling human evil and suffering with the existence of a loving, all-powerful God
  • Whether the empirical sciences have eliminated the need for God—or in fact point to him
  • How atheists usually deny moral laws (and thus a moral lawgiver) in theory but seldom in practice
  • Why the atheist symbol of the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” is a flawed analogy for theistic claims
  • History’s best arguments for the existence of God—and how to answer objections to them

With the secularistic modern world turning increasingly hostile to religious believers, it has never been more important to be able to defend the basic reasonableness of theism.

Read Answering Atheism and become thoroughly equipped to rebut atheists’ challenges—and to share with them the good news that God is real.


“I've read many works of popular apologetics; this is the best.”  —Stephen Bullivant, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Answering Atheism gets high grades on the three R's: It is readable, reasonable, and researched. Its defense of the cosmological argument has depth and detail, yet it is not so technical that you need to take a philosophy course to comprehend it.” —Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, Boston College

If you read only one book that that shows the reasonableness and beauty of belief in God, it should be Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism.” —Kevin Vost, author, Memorize the Reasons!

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Trent Horn
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  • 5

    Answering Atheism

    Posted by Jim D on Aug 4th 2023

    Who knew that atheism had so many facets? How the heck could Trent become familiar with all of them - enough to give cogent explanations and examples? Don't know, but I'm glad he did - and glad I read it!

  • 5

    A tool for bring about a faith based on faith and reason.

    Posted by Thomas Sheridan on Dec 29th 2022

    It is a masterpiece. If most catholics knew the contents of this book, we would not have only 20% of them going to Sunday Mass.

  • 5

    A Methodical Response to Atheism

    Posted by Nolan Pollio on Jul 4th 2022

    Trent Horn's Answering Atheism is a well researched, comprehensive, response to objections against theism and Christianity. In this book, Trent goes through the main objections that can come up when dialoguing with an atheist and how to respond to them as a Christian. It's a great book to strengthen one's own faith against objections and to learn how to help others work through obstacles they may be facing in coming to believe in God. With over 60 pages of citations and endnotes at the end of the book, you really get the feeling that Trent put work into researching this book! It was a great read and a book I will likely be coming back to in the future. It could also make a great gift to an atheist or agnostic who's open to being challenged and hearing what a Catholic response is to common questions or objections they might have.

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