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God Created Humanism

The Christian Basis Of Secular Values

By Theo Hobson

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Format: Paperback, 208 pages
In this compelling account of the origins and evolution of our secular worldview, Theo Hobson shows how Christian values continue to underpin our public morality, how faith remains indispensable to Western humanism, and how atheistic humanism represents a dead end. At the same time, he offers a timely warning against the dangers of a religious-secular culture war, given the radically politicized and destructive forms of religion endemic in the world today Here is a fresh and provocative argument about religion and politics - but one that doesn't fit into the normal boxes. It suggests that although the public creed of the West is best described as `secular humanism' we can only really understand and affirm secular humanism if we see how firmly it is based on Christian norms and values. If we don't, the West is divided: mired in a stagnant stand-off between fundamentalist atheism and an equally hard-line Christian theism. This book offers a more nuanced and historically more persuasive way forward, showing just how much our secular morality owes to Christianity, and how it can only find coherence through a new and positive view of its origins.

About the Author

Theo Hobson is British a theologian, journalist and teacher. He has written six books and numerous articles in the national press, including The Guardian, The Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement. His most recent book is Reinventing Liberal Christianity (Eerdmans, 2013).

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Gloriously maddening though this book will be to those who want humanism to have no connection to religion whatever, its purpose is both generous and hopeful: to demonstrate, to both Christians and post-Christians alike, how much better we understand each other than we think we do. - Francis Spufford;Theo Hobson is an exceptionally acute observer of the difficulties and opportunities created by our largely secular age. He can see the self-deceptions we are engaged in as regards our debts to religion - and, in this beautiful book, charts a wise course to a saner world. - Alain de Botton;With his usual crisp and rigorous analysis, Theo Hobson invites us to recognise that the core moral values of liberal modernity did not fall ready-made from a secular heaven but are the deposit of a long theological tradition. But - just as typically - he makes it clear that this is a challenge to contemporary religious complacency at least as much as to a smug and patronising secularity. A fine, provocative book. - Rowan Williams;While there are countless differences, Hobson is nevertheless something of a Belloc for the modern age. - The Catholic Herald

EAN: 9780281077434
ISBN: 0281077436
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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