Religion for Atheists

A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion

» Alain de Botton

Hamish Hamilton
Hardback : 26 Jan 2012

£18.99

Synopsis

The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet that religions still have important things to teach the secular world.

Rather than mocking religions, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from them - because they're packed with good ideas on how we live and arrange our societies. Blending deep respect with total impiety, de Botton (a non-believer) proposes that we should look to religions for insights into how to build a sense of community, make our relationships last, get more out of art, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, and much more.

For too long non-believers have faced a stark choice between either swallowing peculiar doctrines or doing away with consoling and beautiful rituals and ideas. At last Alain de Botton has fashioned a far more interesting and truly helpful alternative.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780241144770
Size : 135 x 216mm
Pages : 320
Published : 26 Jan 2012
Publisher : Hamish Hamilton

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Religion for Atheists

A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion

» Alain de Botton

£18.99


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