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Book Review: The Dawkins Letters: Challenging Atheist Myths

DeVan, Benjamin B.

The collected letters of British pastor David Robertson in his pocket-sized riposte, The Dawkins Letters, were among the first on Richard Dawkins' website replying to Dawkins' anti-theist magnum opus, The God Delusion (2006). At an affordable $7.99 at the time of this writing, The Dawkins Letters is a concise, useful introduction and critique of Dawkins' mega-seller. According to Dawkins, The God Delusion sold over two million English copies by January 2010 (, which was when it returned to the New York Times extended bestseller list after lingering there for fifty-one weeks from 2006 to 2007. Robertson’s feisty retorts to Dawkins and other online contributors to Dawkins' official website,, are revised for The Dawkins Letters, Robertson’s mini-manifesto of ten short letters, two bonus chapters, a quick introduction, and a concluding appeal.


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September 15, 2015

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