The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times (Hardback)A. C. Grayling (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 205 x 135 mm
Debunks the teleological, ontological and cosmological arguments employed throughout Christendom for the literal existence of God . . . Those looking for a succinct analysis of these centuries old debates will appreciate Grayling's insights. * Washington Post "On Faith" on THE GOD ARGUMENT *
Mr. Grayling is precise and incisive. He rattles through the standard arguments against the existence of God and does a capable job of demolishing those put forward in the hope of proving a deity's existence . . . The second half of the book, in which Mr. Grayling sets out his take on the ethical system known as humanism, is more likely to win converts . . . Mr. Grayling is a talented apologist. His brand of humanism comes across as sensible, reasonable, and characterized by a generosity of spirit that is often absent from religious structures. * The Economist on THE GOD ARGUMENT *
A marvel, a 'distillation' of over a thousand authoritative texts, edited, redacted, and assembled in the manner of the (Holy) Bible, though by one man rather than many; written in a crisp, beautiful English; printed and bound like the precious object it clearly wishes to become. This is high praise, which Grayling, a philosopher at the University of London and the author of histories, biographies, and books demonstrating the everyday applicability of Humanist philosophy, amply deserves. * The New Yorker on THE GOOD BOOK *
Maybe agnostics and atheists will embrace [The Good Book]; maybe Christians will embrace it too as a valuable collection of insights. It might begin as a curiosity and then flourish or remain a cult favorite or just a curiosity. I suppose some might be offended by The Good Book but they needn't be. You don't have to be a nonbeliever to find solace and wisdom in the distilled ideas presented here. * The Huffington Post on THE GOOD BOOK *
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