Good Without God Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Good Without God

  • Author : Greg Epstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061670121

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An inspiring and provocative exploration of an alternative to traditional religion Questions about the role of God and religion in today's world have never been more relevant or felt more powerfully. Many of us are searching for a place where we can find not only facts and scientific reason but also hope and moral courage. For some, answers are found in the divine. For others, including the New Atheists, religion is an "enemy." But in Good Without God, Greg Epstein presents another, more balanced and inclusive response: Humanism. He highlights humanity's potential for goodness and the ways in which Humanists lead lives of purpose and compassion. Humanism can offer the sense of community we want and often need in good times and bad—and it teaches us that we can lead good and moral lives without the supernatural, without higher powers . . . without God.

Good Without God Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Good Without God

  • Author : Greg Epstein
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0061670111

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A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other New Atheists, Good Without God makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe. Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of religion prevalent in national bestsellers like God is Not Great and The God Delusion. Epstein’s Good Without God provides a constructive, challenging response to these manifestos by getting to the heart of Humanism and its positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.

Can We Be Good Without God  Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Can We Be Good Without God

  • Author : Robert Buckman
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615922772

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Reading this small, well-written book can enlighten us in our attempt to think critically and act rationally ... could help protect the world from the kinds of horrors we have seen in the twentieth century.-Free InquiryRecent neurological studies have shown that there are regions of the brain that seem predisposed to create beliefs. Are we hardwired to believe? And if so, why do beliefs sometimes inspire major contributions to society, while on other occasions they precipitate horrendous acts of destruction?In this provocative and stimulating study of the connection between belief and behavior, Dr. Robert Buckman begins by reviewing the history of religious belief, showing the many shared themes among religions of diverse cultures. He then explains little-publicized data from neuroscience on the limbic system and the right-hand temporal lobe of the brain, which when stimulated consistently produces deep-seated spiritual feelings. Recent experiments reveal that this portion of the brain may underlie the development of many common religious beliefs, and perhaps the more aggressive and destructive behaviors associated with some of them. Buckman also summarizes evidence regarding pheromones and their effect on the limbic system, as a possible mechanism for certain types of crowd behavior, whether in a religious or secular context.Finally, considering the long historical relationship between religion and ethics, Buckman asks whether we can develop better, nontheistic belief systems that avoid the destructive aspects of traditional religious beliefs. He then describes ways in which we can become aware of, and perhaps, correct our ôlimbic urgesö when they threaten to lead to destructive behavior. This ambitious work, covering important areas of social anthropology, comparative religion, neurology, and psychology, provides many insights into the mechanisms of belief.Robert Buckman, M.D. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a cancer specialist, professor in the department of medi

Religion without God Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Religion without God

  • Author : Ronald Dworkin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674728042

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In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses timeless questions: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What are death and immortality? He joins a sense of cosmic mystery and beauty to the claim that value is objective, independent of mind, and immanent in the world. Belief in God is one manifestation of this view, but not the only one.

Can We Be Good Without God  Book

Can We Be Good Without God

  • Author : John Blanchard
  • Publisher : EP BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2007-04
  • Genre: Good and evil
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 0852346514

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One of the things that distinguishes humankind from every other species on earth is that we have a moral dimension. A moral law seems to be programmed into our psychological 'software' and our awareness of it is triggered by the conscience, a mysterious monitor that pokes its nose into every nook and cranny of our lives. Why shoud this be the case? Does our moral sense come from nature? Is it nothing more than a cultural phenomenon? Is personal preference the deciding factor? Have we any right to question another person's moral choices? Are there consistent guidelines for deciding whether something is good or evil, right or wrong, just or unjust? Beyond these and other related questions lies an even greater one: can we ever find a solid and coherent basis for morality unless our world view has God at the very centre of it? Getting the right answers may change your life....

Morality Without God  Book

Morality Without God

  • Author : Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195337631

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A common refrain against atheism and secular humanism is that without belief in God, "everything is permitted." Walter Sinnott-Armstrong dismantles this argument and argues instead that God is not only not essential to morality, but that our moral behavior should be seen as utterly independent of religion. This short, accessible book is on a major aspect of the arguments against atheism and will interest those intrigued by the "new atheism" (Harris, Dawkins, etc).

The Good Atheist Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

The Good Atheist

  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569758465

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Offers a positive guide to leading a happy, fulfilling and morally focused life through the principles of free thought, rather than following any religious tenets, in a easy-to-follow plan that stresses altruistic living. Original.

Living Without God Book

Living Without God

  • Author : Ronald Aronson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458758644

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Ronald Aronson demonstrates that atheism represents much more than what one does not believe: that it is the precondition for a generous humanism. The two closing chapters are models of stoicism at its best.'' - Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great.

Is Goodness Without God Good Enough  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Is Goodness Without God Good Enough

  • Author : Robert K. Garcia
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion and ethics
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9780742551701

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Is Goodness Without God Good Enough contains a lively debate between William Lane Craig and Paul Kurtz on the relationship between God and ethics, followed by seven new essays that both comment on the debate and advance the broader discussion of this important issue. Written in an accessible style by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to students and academics alike.

Sense and Goodness Without God Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sense and Goodness Without God

  • Author : Richard Carrier
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2005-02-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452059266

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If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what’s true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowledge to art, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. Topics include free will, the nature of the universe, the meaning of life, and much more, arguing from scientific evidence that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, but that we can still live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

With Or Without God Book

With Or Without God

  • Author : Gretta Vosper
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554689309

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Envisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that if the church is to survive at all, the heart of faith must undergo a radical change. Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity and a minister in Toronto, believes that what will save the church is an emphasis on just and compassionate living -- a new and wholly humanistic approach to religion. Without this reform, the church as we know it faces extinction. Vosper addresses the issues of spiritual fulfillment, comfort and connection in the modern world through a thoughtful and passionate discourse. She urges a renewal of old doctrines but does so with dignity and respect. Offering difficult but penetrating insights into a new generation of spiritually aware -- and spiritually open -- people, With or Without God offers a startling model for a renewed church as a leader in ethics, fostering relationships, meaning and values that are solidly rooted in our own selves.

Society Without God Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Society Without God

  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814797235

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Are lawyers, by their very nature, agents of the state, of capital, of institutions of power? Or are there ways in which they can work constructively or transformatively for the disempowered, the working class, the underprivileged? Lawyers in a Postmodern World explores how lawyers actively create the forms of power which they and others deploy. Through engaging case studies, the book examines how lawyers work within and for powerful institutions and provides suggestions--both general and practical--for ways in which the practice of law can be made to work with and for the powerless. Individuals chapters address such subjects as the contradictions of radical law practice; legal work in South Africa; the economics and politics of negotiating justice; feminist legal scholarship and women's gendered lives; the overlapping worlds of law, business, and politics; theories of legal practice; and how lawyers are constitutive of gender relations. Contributing to the book are Maureen Cain (University of West Indies), Yves Dezalay (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), Martha Fineman (Columbia University), Sue Lees (University of North London), Doreen McBarnet (Wolfson College, Oxford), Frank Munger (SUNY, Buffalo), Wilfried Scharf (University of Cape Town), Stuart Scheingold (University of Washington), David Sugarman (Lancaster University), and Sally Wheeler (University of Nottingham).

Good Or God  Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Good Or God

  • Author : John Bevere
  • Publisher : Messenger International
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933185965

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These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what’s generally accepted as good must be in line with God’s will. Generosity, humility, justice—good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty—evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn’t another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.

Atheist Overreach Book

Atheist Overreach

  • Author : Christian Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190880941

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In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights need not be grounded in religion; that modern science disproves the existence of God; and that there is nothing innately religious about human beings. In Atheist Overreach, Christian Smith takes a look at the evidence and arguments, and explains why we ought to be skeptical of these atheists' claims about morality, science, and human nature. He does not argue that atheism is necessarily wrong, but rather that its advocates are advancing crucial claims that are neither rationally defensible nor realistic. Their committed worldview feeds unhelpful arguments and contributes to the increasing polarization of today's political landscape. Everyone involved in the theism-atheism debates, in shared moral reflection, and in the public consumption of the findings of science should be committed to careful reasoning and rigorous criticism. This book provides readers with the information they need to participate more knowledgably in debates about atheism and what it means for our society.

Without God Book

Without God

  • Author : Zachary Broom
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 1686815921

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Without God, how can we have hope or make sense of such a broken world? Skeptics believe we don't need God to understand reality, and that science and reason hold the keys to building a better world. Faith is blind, and there is no credible evidence for God's existence--especially the God of the Bible. Science and religious belief are incompatible, and God is no longer relevant to our modern world.By engaging with popular atheists and skeptics, both new and old, as well as many of Christianity's most brilliant writers, pastor and author Zachary Broom writes of how God is just as relevant to understanding the world as He's ever been. Not only is there powerful evidence for God's existence, but without Him, we cannot make sense of human experience.If there is no God, most of what we intuitively believe about reality cannot be trusted, as God is the source of all meaning, rationality, truth, beauty, and goodness. Instead of setting out to "prove" God's existence, Broom carefully and seriously engages skeptic's doubts, relying on philosophy, science, literature, reasoning, and real-life conversations, challenging readers to believe the better worldview--the worldview that best explains reality as we know it.