Religion for Atheists
A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
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|Format:||Hardback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2012|
From the author of "The Consolations of Philosophy" comes a deeply provocative and useful argument about how readers can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion--without having to "believe" in any of it.
Praise for "Religion for Atheists"
"Highly original and thought-provoking book..... de Botton is a lively, engaging writer."--"Publishers Weekly" starred review
"Quirky, often hilarious ...Focusing on just three major faiths -- Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism -- [de Botton] makes a convincing case for their ability to create both a sense of community and education that addresses morality and our emotional life." -"Washington Post "
"One has to appreciate his pluck as much as his lucid, enjoyable arguments, and this book, like his previous titles, is a serious but intellectually wild ride. If anyone can 'rescue some of what is beautiful, touching and wise from all that no longer seems true, ' it's de Botton." -"Miami Herald"
"[De Botton] demonstrates his usual urbane, intelligent, and witty prose, always entertaining and worth reading...this book will advance amicable discussion among both believers and disbelievers."
"His approach, entertaining and enlightening, provides the thoughtful reader with endless enjoyment and an insight into de Botton's beliefs as well as his generous appraisal of the beliefs of others...brings insight and understanding to how religion may enhance the lives of nonbelievers." -Shelf Awareness
"In earnest and lyrical prose, de Botton illuminates the practical functions of religion in a secular context...compelling." -"Kansas City Star"
"A new book by Alain de Botton is always a treat...De Botton is literate, articulate, knowledgeable, funny and idiosyncratic." -Forbes.com
"[De Botton] is a master of the well-heeled, chatty and above all reasonable tone..."Religion for Atheists" is provocative and well-intentioned." -NPR
"A wonderfully dangerous and subversive book." -"San Francisco Chronicle "
"De Botton writes at his best when he confronts our abiding human frailty...I can't help but wholeheartedly recommend de Botton's new book. It pr
|Publisher: ||Pantheon Books|
|Dimensions: ||20.9 x 14.12 x 2.72 centimeters (0.49 kg)|