The Swedish Fish: Updated Bibliography

Here is the revised bibliography to The Swedish Fish, Deflating the Scuba Diver and Working the Rabbit’s Foot. If you catch any errors be sure to let me know asap so I can fix them. It’s always difficult to do a book almost entirely on your own. But it’s also highly rewarding.

(And yes, I did read all of these books articles over the past several years. Some of them I read a while back, others I read specifically to do research on this book.)

It’s been a lot of long hours, but I can say that The Swedish Fish, Deflating the Scuba Diver and Working the Rabbit’s Foot succeeds in presenting a charitable deconstruction of Randal Rauser’s book The Swedish Atheist.

In fact, nearly every chapter I found things to agree with Randal on, but I also found many things we disagreed on. I was sure to point them out and then explain why I disagreed. I can’t say I beat him on every point, but I just leave it to the reader to decide who they think made the stronger case.


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