Oh my. Anthony Flew is a well-known atheist philosopher who recently declared himself a believer in a deist God and a sort of intelligent design. Only as the Times article reveals, it looks much more as if he was manipulated by the people around him into writing the book. I’ll just repeat what I wrote at Ross Douthat’s site:
as a graduate student in philosophy, it’s quite shocking to me that Flew would sign off as author of a book he did not write (this [norm] is probably common to academics of all stripes). Right now, I cannot think of a single major figure in the field who has done such a thing-it seems almost dishonest.* (*Followed this up by noting that I was not accusing Flew of dishonesty).
That by itself, with or without the more serious charges of manipulation, would suffice to make me doubt that this book was worth anyone’s attention.