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|Publish Date:||Nov 2009|
|Number of Pages:||269|
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Dinesh D'Souza was born on April 25, 1961 in Mumbai, Mahrashtra, India. He came to the U.S. in 1978 and attended Union High School in Patagonia, Arizonia. He then went on to Dartmouth College where he graduated Phi beta Kappa in English in 1983. While attending Dartmouth, he became the editor of a conservative monthly called The Prospect. The paper ignited controversy during Dinesh D'Souza's editorship by criticizing the College's affirmative action policies.
He also became known as a writer for the Dartmounth Review which was subsidized by several right-wing organizations. After Dartmouth he moved to Washington, D.C. where he was an editor of Policy Review, an influential conservative journal. In 1988 he moved on to serve as an advisor in Ronald Regan's White House. He joined the American Enterprise Institute in 1989 where he was the institute's John M. Olin fellow. He has written several political commentaries such as Letters to a Young Conservative, Illiberal Education, and The End of Racism. He has also appeared on several news shows as a political commentator such as: CNN, Glen Beck, and ABC's Nightline.
|Let's Stop Pretending: The Big Question, Considered in a New Way||p. 1|
|Vendors of Unbelief: Atheist False Advertising||p. 19|
|A Universal Longing: Two Types of Immortality||p. 35|
|View from the Edge: Exploring Near-Death Experiences||p. 53|
|The Physics of Immortality: Multiple Universes and Unseen Realms||p. 73|
|Undeniable Teleology: The Plot of Evolution||p. 91|
|The Spiritual Brain: Finding the Soul within the Body||p. 107|
|The Immaterial Self: How Consciousness Can Survive Death||p. 127|
|Out of This World: Philosophy Discovers the Afterlife||p. 145|
|The Impartial Spectator: Eternity and Cosmic Justice||p. 165|
|Good for Society: The Transcendent Roots of Secular Values||p. 185|
|Good for You: The Practical Benefits of Belief||p. 201|
|Life Everlasting: Eternity Right Now||p. 219|
The only thing certain about death is that it comes to everybody. Using a "just the facts" approach that aims to appeal to scientists, atheists, and people of all religions, conservative D'Souza (air., Y God Inst.; What's So Great About Christianity) sets out to demonstrate from a secular viewpoint that there is life after death. He has purposefully left out religious doctrine, supernatural forces, and sacred text, but he hopes to appeal to both seekers and fence-sitters.
After an overview, D'Souza presents three reasonable arguments from the viewpoints of ne uro science, philosophy, and morality. Then he examines the possibility of life after death according to theories from brain science, physics, biology, psychology, history, and philosophy. D'Souza discusses the practical benefits of life after death and the reasons that support its existence. He summons expert testimony, accounts of near-death experiences, and quotes from scientists, philosophers, and others as needed.
Verdict: The book will encourage thought and discussion not just among Christians but among seekers and the scientifically curious. However, it may be most appreciated by those who are already fans of D'Souza or Rick Warren, who provides the foreword. Suitable for both academic and general readers.
-Cynde Suite, Bartow Cty. P.L. Syst., Cartersville, GA
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