Spiritual Atheism Book

Spiritual Atheism


  • Author : Steve Antinoff
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2010-01-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781582436883

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Spiritual Atheism Excerpt :

Over the last 160 years, a great dilemma has been hatching out of Western spiritual consciousness. In our modern existence, we have lost faith in the traditional routes by which human beings have come to experience the Divine, and an acceptance of oneself as having a place in the order of the universe. In Spiritual Atheism, Steve Antinoff argues that the dilemma burning within the West has been given its most fundamental expression by Kirilov in Dostoyevsky's The Possessed: "God is necessary, and so must exist . . . Yet I know that he doesn't exist, and can't exist . . . But don't you understand that a man with two such ideas cannot go on living?" According to Antinoff, spiritual atheism begins with three realizations: that our experience of ourselves and our world leaves us ultimately dissatisfied, that our dissatisfaction is intolerable and so must be broken through, and that there is no God. Continuing where such writers as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris left off, Antinoff's unique and prescient take on deity and spirituality makes this book a critical contribution to the understanding of the quest for salvation and enlightenment in a world full of chaos and need.

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Book
Score: 5
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The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality


  • Author : André Comte-Sponville
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0670018473

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The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Excerpt :

Poses an argument for living a spiritual life that is not dependent on religion, explaining that an acceptance of philosophical spiritual traditions and values does not require practitioners to embrace the existence of a higher order.

Believing in Dawkins Book

Believing in Dawkins


  • Author : Eric Steinhart
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030430528

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Believing in Dawkins Excerpt :

Dawkin's militant atheism is well known; his profound faith less well known In this book, atheist philosopher Eric Steinhart explores the spiritual dimensions of Richard Dawkins’ books, which are shown to encompass: · the meaning and purpose of life · an appreciation of Platonic beauty and truth · a deep belief in the rationality of the universe · an aversion to both scientism and nihilism As an atheist, Dawkins strives to develop a scientific alternative to theism, and while he declares that science is not a religion, he also proclaims it to be a spiritual enterprise. His books are filled with fragmentary sketches of this ‘spiritual atheism’, resembling a great unfinished cathedral. This book systematises and completes Dawkins’ arguments and reveals their deep roots in Stoicism and Platonism. Expanding on Dawkins’ ideas, Steinhart shows how atheists can develop powerful ethical principles, compelling systems of symbols and images, and meaningful personal and social practices. Believing in Dawkins is a rigorous and potent entreaty for the use of science and reason to support spiritually rich and optimistic ways of thinking and living.

Spiritual Atheist Book

Spiritual Atheist


  • Author : Nick Seneca Jankel
  • Publisher : Switch on Worldwide Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 1999731522

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Spiritual Atheist Excerpt :

For the millions who want to find peace, love, and purpose without religion, Cambridge-educated leadership guru and philosopher Nick Jankel sets out a radical new life philosophy that reunites cutting-edge science with timeless spiritual wisdom to help us make better life choices and transform our life, love, and leadership challenges so we thrive.

Spiritual Atheism Book
Score: 4
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Spiritual Atheism


  • Author : Soren Sorensen
  • Publisher : Spiral Garden
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0985823712

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Spiritual Atheism Excerpt :

This book will challenge you to reconsider your foundational philosophical assumptions about the nature of existence, identity, motivation, happiness, healing, forgiveness, consciousness, creation, intention, and manifestation from a shockingly direct and extremely powerful point of view!Discover a radical, inspiring, and liberating way tounderstand your life and live it to its fullest potential!

Waking Up Book
Score: 3
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Waking Up


  • Author : Sam Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451636031

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Waking Up Excerpt :

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.

Varieties of Atheism in Science Book

Varieties of Atheism in Science


  • Author : Elaine Howard Ecklund
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197539163

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Varieties of Atheism in Science Excerpt :

A significant number of Americans view atheists as immoral elitists, aloof and unconcerned with the common good, and they view science and scientists as responsible. Thanks in large part to the prominence and influence of New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Hitchens, New Atheism has claimed the pulpit of secularity in Western society. New Atheists have given voice to marginalized nonreligious individuals and underscored the importance of science in society. They have also advanced a derisive view of religion and forcefully argued that science and religion are intrinsically in conflict. Many in the public around the globe think that all scientists are atheists and that all atheist scientists are New Atheists, militantly against religion and religious people. But what do everyday atheist scientists actually think about religion? Drawing on a survey of 1,293 atheist scientists in the U.S. and U.K., and 81 in-depth interviews, this book explains the pathways that led to atheism among scientists, the diverse views of religion they hold, their perspectives on the limits to what science can explain, and their views of meaning and morality. The findings reveal a vast gulf between the rhetoric of New Atheism in the public sphere and the reality of atheism in science. The story of the varieties of atheism in science is consequential for both scientific and religious communities and points to tools for dialogue between these seemingly disparate groups.

The Four Horsemen Book

The Four Horsemen


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525511960

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The Four Horsemen Excerpt :

In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants and an introduction by Stephen Fry. At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as “the four horsemen,” the heralds of religion's unraveling—Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett—sat down together over cocktails. What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exchange, which has been viewed millions of times since it was first posted on YouTube. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: exhilarating, funny, and unpredictable, sincere and probing, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Here is the transcript of that conversation, in print for the first time, augmented by material from the living participants: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. These new essays, introduced by Stephen Fry, mark the evolution of their thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each man contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence while challenging the others to articulate their own stance on God and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality, debate with people of faith, and the components of a truly ethical life. Praise for The Four Horsemen “This bracing exchange of ideas crackles with energy. It’s fascinating to watch four first-class minds explore a rugged intellectual terrain. . . . The text affords a different, more reflective way of processing the truly vital exchange of ideas. . . . I commend the book to those seeking an honest reckoning with their religion—and those curious about how the world looks from a rigorously naturalistic and atheistic point of view.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The full, electrifying transcript o

Beyond Atheism Book

Beyond Atheism


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Atheist Spirituality
  • Release Date : 2019-02-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 1732275904

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Beyond Atheism Excerpt :

Beliefs are the easy part; the rubber hits the road with practices. In Beyond Atheism, psychologist Edward Chandler invites hard-core atheists, agnostics, spiritual atheists, secular humanists, and anyone else seeking spirituality without delusions to explore and develop such practices.

Waiting for God Book

Waiting for God


  • Author : Lawrence Bush
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 0978998057

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Waiting for God Excerpt :

Why are so many baby boomers tuned into a quest for spirituality? How did growing up with the Bomb influence a generation's view of science and spirit? What effects did psychedelic drugs have on American spirituality? What is the difference between open-mindedness and gullibility? Is God a necessary part of a religious life? Is atheism merely a negation of religious belief, or is it something more? Waiting for God challenges us to become the God we seek: Like Prometheus, Bush steals the Heavenly Fire, and treasures a vision of planting it in his own heart and the hearts of his fellow men. Waiting for God offers a probing look at the generational factors - growing up with the Bomb, psychedelic drugs, environmental crisis, and more - that led the Woodstock generation down the path of spirituality. Waiting for God grasps, from an atheist's perspective, the sense of human interconnection that defines contemporary spirituality and poses challenges for skeptics and humanists to provide spiritual leadership in a hungry age.

Spiritual Envy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Spiritual Envy


  • Author : Michael Krasny
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608680696

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Spiritual Envy Excerpt :

Provides direction for believers and non-believers on understanding their own questions about faith, religion, God, and human responsibility.

Flirting with Faith Book
Score: 5
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Flirting with Faith


  • Author : Joan Ball
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1439155364

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Flirting with Faith Excerpt :

As a thirty-seven-year-old, highly skeptical, deeply rational woman, Joan had it all: loving family, extravagant home, a high-profile career, even personal contentment. So Joan was more surprised than anyone when she was relieved in an instant from the luxury of spiritual doubt and compelled to realign her life around practices of faith--about which she was a novice. With an unexplainable desire to pursue whatever God had for her at whatever cost was called for, Joan left her high-salary profession, sold her home and all her furniture (with her husband’s support), and started life from a blank slate. Finally realizing that she had been flirting with faith since she was a young teen, Joan fell in love with the God who had been pursuing her. Joan candidly shares the story of her radical life change as she moved from atheist, to agnostic in addiction recovery, to the unexpected moment when she was “struck” Christian. As Joan lets go of control and convention, her skepticism is gradually replaced with a realization that embracing her new faith with radical abandon led to a far more mysterious and countercultural lifestyle than she’d ever imagined.

Atheists Are Idiots Book
Score: 2.5
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Atheists Are Idiots


  • Author : Robert Firth
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456609108

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Atheists Are Idiots Excerpt :

Antitheism (sometimes anti-theism) implies an opposition to theism. The etymological roots of the word lie in the Greek anti-and theismos. The term has had a range of applications; in secular contexts, it typically refers to a direct opposition to organized religion or, to the belief in any deity. While in a theistic context, it sometimes refers to opposition of a specific god or gods. The anti-theist is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "One opposed to belief in the existence of a god." The earliest citation given for this meaning is from 1833. An antitheist may be opposed to belief in the existence of any god or gods, not merely one in particular. This book is not necessarily written to convert anyone to a recognition or belief in our creator but, if such were to be the case, that's all to the good. Rather, the book is meant to provide the reader with some logical and thoughtful reasoning concerning those who do believe in a creator and those who proclaim that such does not exist. We don't wish to "sell" anyone on anything, especially, any particular belief system, The purpose is to acquaint the reader with the rich heritage of theistic and anti-theistic thought that many of us, both those living and those not, have had to say on the subject. Today, not all, but a majority of atheists are liberals, progressives, far leftists, socialists and communists. Mostly, they are markedly un-patriotic, few hunt and fewer under fifty ever served in our armed forces. As a group, they divorce more often than Christians, voted for obama and espouse and support such nebulous issues as 'social justice' and the nihilistic 'occupy' movement. Few of them have any real knowledge of the bible or religion and therefore don't really understand what it is they are professing not to believe in. Having spent many decades as an airline pilot, I have had countless occasion to gaze at the stars and wonders of our world and our universe. Of all my many compatriots, those who shared my

Atheist Awakening Book

Atheist Awakening


  • Author : Richard Cimino
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199986323

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Atheist Awakening Excerpt :

"According to Cimino and Smith, the new upsurge of atheists is a reaction to the revival of religious fervor in American politics since 1980. Feeling overlooked and underrepresented in the public sphere, atheists have employed a wide variety of strategies--some evangelical, some based on identity politics--to defend and assert themselves against their ideological opponents. These strategies include building and maintaining communities, despite the absence of the kinds of shared rituals, texts, and laws that help to sustain organized religions. Drawing on in-depth interviews with self-identified atheist, secularist, and humanist leaders and activists, as well as extensive observations and analysis of secular gatherings and media, Cimino and Smith illustrate how atheists organize and align themselves toward common goals, and how media--particularly web-based media--have proven invaluable in connecting atheists to one another and in creating a powerful virtual community. Cimino and Smith suggest that secularists rely not only on the Internet for community-building, but on their own new forms of ritual."--Publisher's Web site.

Seven Types of Atheism Book
Score: 3.5
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Seven Types of Atheism


  • Author : John Gray
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-04-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241199428

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Seven Types of Atheism Excerpt :

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.