Library

We have two sources of Literature for the Atheist and Agnostic Society at Iowa State. If you’re part of the club or living in Ames, shoot us an e-mail and we’ll let you know if the book you’re interested in is available, and get it checked out to you for some good reading.

Books may be added as they are acquired. This list accurate as of 5/23/14

The Official Club Collection includes . . .

– A History of God – Karen Armstrong
– A Universe From Nothing – Lawrence Krauss
– Atheism: The Case Against God – George H. Smith
– Belief or Nonbelief? – Umberto Eco & Cardinal Martini
– Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future – Friedrich Nietzsche
– The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ – Joseph Smith, Jr.
– Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon – Daniel Dennett
– The Bible Unearthed – Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman
– Critical Thinking – William Hughes
– The Dawkins Delusion? – Alister McGrath & Joanna Collicutt McGrath
– The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker
– The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason – Sam Harris
– The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power – Jeff Sharlet
– The Future of an Illusion – Sigmund Freud
– The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
– God Does Not Entertain… – D. Brent Laytham
– God Is Not Religious… – D. Brent Laytham
– Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists – Dan Barker
– The Greatest Show On Earth – Richard Dawkins
– The Holy Bible (English Standard Version)
– Honest to Jesus – Robert W. Funk
– How The Mind Works – Steven Pinker
– Inspired Evidence, Only One Reality – Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone
– On The Genealogy of Morals & Ecce Homo – Friedrich Nietzsche
– The Philosophy of Humanism – Corliss Lamont
– Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions – Dan Ariely
– Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective – Ted G. Jelen & Clyde Wilcox
– Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life – Stephen Jay Gould
– Show Them No Mercy: Four Views on God and Canaanite Genocide – Stanley N. Gundry
– So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State – Forrest Church
– Why We Believe in God(s) – J. Anderson Thomson Jr. & Clare Aukofer
– The Will to Believe & Human Immortality – William James
– Thus Spake Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche
– Why Atheism? – George H. Smith
– Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity – John W. Loftus

In addition to this collection, our discussion chair is willing to lend out the following books from his personal collection . . .

-The Ancestor’s Tale – Richard Dawkins
– Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality – Donald Miller
– The Case For Faith – Lee Strobel
– Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge – Edited by Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave
– DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences – Rick Strassman
– Entheogens and the Future of Religion – Edited by Robert Forte
– Finding Darwin’s God – Kenneth R. Miller *
– Galileo, Darwin and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason and Religion – Phil Dowe
– Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits – John D. Barrow
– The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science – E. A. Burtt
– The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
– Plants of the Gods – Richard Schultes, Albert Hofmann & Christian Rätsch
– The Protestant Reformation: Major Documents – Edited by Lewis W. Spitz
– The Quest for Certainty – John Dewey
– The Stages of Human Evolution: Human and Cultural Origins – C. Loring Brace
– The Stuff of Thought – Steven Pinker
– Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith – Rob Bell
– Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions – Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears

*These books available on discussion chair’s discretion due to rarity