Agnostic Book


  • Author : Lesley Hazleton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698194472

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“Vital” –The New York Times Book Review “Provocative…[Hazleton] paddles the river of doubt with energy and exuberance.” –The Seattle Times A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging—and ultimately the most honest—stance toward the mysteries of existence. One in four Americans reject any affiliation with organized religion, and nearly half of those under thirty describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” But as the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the millions who find no joy in whittling the wonder of existence to a simple yes/no choice? Lesley Hazleton does. In this provocative, brilliant book, she gives voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it free of its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous “seeking,” and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and sustaining stance toward life. Stepping over the lines imposed by rigid conviction, she draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and more to explore, with curiosity and passion, the vital role of mystery in a deceptively information-rich world; to ask what we mean by the search for meaning; to invoke the humbling yet elating perspective of infinity; to challenge received ideas about death; and to reconsider what “the soul” might be. Inspired and inspiring, Agnostic recasts the question of belief not as a problem to be solved but as an invitation to an ongoing, open-ended adventure of the mind.

How To Be An Agnostic Book
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How To Be An Agnostic

  • Author : Mark Vernon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230301443

How To Be An Agnostic Excerpt :

The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. Mark Vernon who was a priest, and left an atheist explores the wonder of science, the ups and downs of being 'spiritual but not religious', the insights of ancient philosophy, and God the biggest question.

An Agnostic Defends God Book

An Agnostic Defends God

  • Author : Bryan Frances
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030733315

An Agnostic Defends God Excerpt :

This book contains a unique perspective: that of a scientifically and philosophically educated agnostic who thinks there is impressive—if maddeningly hidden—evidence for the existence of God. Science and philosophy may have revealed the poverty of the familiar sources of evidence, but they generate their own partial defense of theism. Bryan Frances, a philosopher with a graduate degree in physics, judges the standard evidence for God’s existence to be awful. And yet, like many others with similar scientific and philosophical backgrounds, he argues that the usual reasons for atheism, such as the existence of suffering and success of science, are weak. In this book you will learn why so many people with scientific and philosophical credentials are agnostics (rather than atheists) despite judging all the usual evidence for theism to be fatally flawed.

Beyond Belief Book
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Beyond Belief

  • Author : Joe C
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01
  • Genre: Substance abuse
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 0988115700

Beyond Belief Excerpt :

Rebellion Dogs Publishing is proud to announce a 21st century daily reflection book. Beyond Belief's 2014 second printing is now available with a Foreword by Ernie Kurtz and updated links and End Notes. What are "agnostic musings"? It is not news to anyone that the war of worldviews makes for sporting debate; does an intervening God grant sobriety, serenity, wisdom and courage or is conscious contact a delusion? Sorry, while we might be as amused as anyone with this question, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life doesn't enter this debate. Hate the game; don't hate the players. A good idea is a good idea. Why dismiss valid experience because of the beliefs that someone harbors? Beliefs aren't facts. Beyond our belief is where life is happening: chances have to be taken; processes have to be evaluated; life has to be lived. Atheists, humanists, skeptics and agnostics will feel included in these daily reflections. Believers won't feel mocked or belittled. Everyone in recovery is included. No one needs to adopt the beliefs of someone else nor deny our own beliefs to get clean and sober. Believing and belonging are not synonymous. We are well into Century 21. Anyone should feel free to doubt or believe with impunity. Everyone's experience is a valid currency. The 12 Step community has no experts. Rebellion Dogs Publishing neither canonizes nor vilifies 12 Step culture. This book draws on philosophy, psychology, entertainment, art, spiritual musings, skeptical inquiry and the uncanny wisdom of the rooms. Professional and 12&12 Member reviews: Melissa D., Clinical Psychologist, California says, "I have never seen a daily devotional book written for agnostics. I found the readings to be extremely thought provoking. I wonder sometimes since there is such talk about God at meetings, what kind of turn-off that must be for agnostics. I think this book will be very helpful to both the newcomer and the mature 12 Step member." Bob K, contributor to says

The Origins of Agnosticism Book

The Origins of Agnosticism

  • Author : Bernard Lightman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421431413

The Origins of Agnosticism Excerpt :

In addition to undermining the continuity in the intellectual history of religious thought, Lightman exposes the religious origins of agnosticism.

Agnosticism  A Very Short Introduction Book
Score: 5
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Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction

  • Author : Robin Le Poidevin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199575268

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction. He sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. What emerges is a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges some preconceptions and assumptions among both believers and non-atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Agnostic Age Book

The Agnostic Age

  • Author : Paul Horwitz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199737727

The Agnostic Age Excerpt :

The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution is a book for lawyers, law professors, law students, lawmakers, and any citizen who cares about church-state conflict and about the relationship between religion and liberal democracy. It provides a way to understand and balance the conflicts that inevitably arise when neighbors struggle with neighbors, and when liberal democracy tries to reach common ground with religious beliefs and practices. Paul Horwitz argues that the fundamental reason for the church-state conflict is our aversion to questions of religious truth. By trying to avoid the question of religious truth, law and religion has ultimately only reached a state of incoherence. He asserts that the answer to this dilemma is to take "the agnostic turn": to take an empathetic and imaginative approach to questions of religious truth, one that actually confronts rather than avoids these questions, but without reaching a final judgment about what that truth is. This book offers a sensitive and sensible approach to questions of church-state conflict, justifying what the courts have done in some cases and demanding new results in others. It explains how the church-state conflict extends beyond law and religion itself, and goes to some of the central questions at the heart of the troubled relationship between religion and liberal democracy in a post-9/11 era.

The Agnostic Book

The Agnostic

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1885
  • Genre: Agnosticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433070307289

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The Agnostic Annual Book

The Agnostic Annual

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89018387324

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Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic Book

Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic

  • Author : C. M. Blakeson
  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458207951

Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic Excerpt :

For some, religious people who think and act irrationally can be confounding, while for others, unbelievers who don’t see the reality of God are just as baffling. C. M. Blakeson, an agnostic who grew up living a fundamentalist lifestyle in Kansas, explores both perspectives in this candid memoir. From his initial journey to Jesus to his deepening belief in fundamentalist Pentecostalism, he explores how religion affected his thoughts on love and life. With God rooted as such a reality for him, he never imagined he’d one day become an agnostic—or how happy he’d be to reach such nonreligious enlightenment. Now he seeks to battle misconceptions about agnosticism. Get the true definition of agnosticism, learn how to break free from spiritual bondage, and join Blakeson as he seeks to understand various religions. If you’ve ever pondered what goes through the minds of fundamentalists, or if you’re a religious person who wonders why your best friend left the faith, Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic seeks to help you find answers.

The Contemporary Agnostic Believer Book

The Contemporary Agnostic Believer

  • Author : Aaron Caldwell
  • Publisher : GNP
  • Release Date : 2015-04-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

The Contemporary Agnostic Believer Excerpt :

The union of classical agnosticism and traditional Christianity has produced a more contemporary "middle of road Christianity." This book presents numerous facts about history and theology in an easy to understand manner. It also re-introduces us to the badly misunderstood theology of agnosticism and introduces us to Contemporary Agnosticism. Presented are Jesus' teachings after intense historical and scientific analysis. Contemporary agnostics consider Jesus a great visionary and wandering sage but no more the son of God than any of us. With that in mind, the reader is urged to appreciate various contemporary religious principles, not because they'll go to a mythical hell if they don't, but because of its positive effect on the individual and society. Christian history and theology are candidly scrutinized providing the reader with a tremendous amount of reference material. TABLE OF CONTENTS PROLOGUE CHRISTIAN HISTORY & DOCTRINE OF THE UNIVERSE The New Testament & Its History Classical Christian Doctrines about God and the Universe Popular Religious Virgin Births Prior to & During Jesus' Lifetime CLASSICAL AGNOSTICISM (History & Definition of) CONTEMPORARY AGNOSTIC PRINCIPLES ANTHROPOMORPHISM & THE FEAR OF GOD LITTLE KNOWN BIBLICAL DEMANDS That It's Important to Respect the Slave Owner Women are to be Submissive Foods You're Not Allowed to Eat Forbidding Marriage to Another Race or Religion How Bad Lending or Borrowing Money With Interest Is Having Sex During A Woman's Menstrual Period PARABLES FROM THE HISTORICAL JESUS PRAYER & THE AGNOSTIC BELIEVER Brief History of the "Black Death" (Worst Ever Plague) LIFE AFTER DEATH Popular Religious Resurrections Prior to & During Jesus' Lifetime Afterlife From the Standpoint of Science JESUS & THE APOCALYPSE Brief Summaries of Famous Apocalyptic Groups The Slaughter of the Cathars of Lanbuedoc USURY OTHER NOTABLE PEOPLE RELATED TO AGNOSTICISM APPENDIX 1: The Inquisitions APPENDIX 2: Persecution of Witches APPENDIX 3: Major W

An Agnostic s Progress Book

An Agnostic s Progress

  • Author : Mary Emily Dowson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1906
  • Genre: Belief and doubt
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433068241409

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An Agnostic s Apology Book

An Agnostic s Apology

  • Author : Sir Leslie Stephen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre: Agnosticism
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210002191011

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Agnosticism Book


  • Author : Francis Fallon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198859123

Agnosticism Excerpt :

Agnosticism: With Respect to God brings together leading philosophers, considering the question of agnosticism, an under-explored area in philosophy and religious thought, from both analytic and continental perspectives. The book explores the various meanings of agnosticism in the twenty-first century.