Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion (Paperback)
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Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 07/02/2013
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From one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The School of Life

'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live' Jeanette Winterson, The Times

'A beautiful, inspiring book... offering a glimpse of a more enlightened path' Sunday Telegraph

'Smart, stimulating, sensitive. A timely and perceptive appreciation of how much wisdom is embodied in religious traditions and how we godless moderns might learn from it' Financial Times

'There isn't a page in this book that doesn't contain a striking idea or a stimulating parallel' Mail on Sunday

Alain de Botton takes us one step further than Dawkins or Hitchens ventured - into a world of ideas beyond the God debate...

All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live.

And he suggests that non-believers can learn and steal from them.

Picking and choosing from the thousands of years of advice assembled by the world's great religions, Alain de Botton presents a range of fascinating ideas and practical insights on art, community, love, friendship, work, life and death. He shows how they can be of use to us all, irrespective of whether we do or don't believe.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046310
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Thought provoking and stimulating.”

This is a lucid and entertainingly written book. It succeeds in what it sets out to do which is to have the reader, especially non-believers, think about what religion can do for them. The ideas are put forward with... More

Hardback edition
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“Religion - Do we still need it ?”

Alain de Bolton makes a convincing case for an alternative to the blind worship of religion.
If science has proved that the beliefs that religion is based on are no more than myths and tales, why not take and use some... More

Hardback edition
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“Interesting read”

Alain de Botton gives us an interesting viewpoint on religion and its potential uses in today’s ungodly society. Although he declares himself an atheist and does not bother with whether religion is ‘true’ or not, he... More

Hardback edition
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