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Alain De Botton - Religion For Atheists (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

Number One Sunday Times Best Seller.

Alain de Botton takes us one step further than Dawkins or Hitchens ventured - into a world of ideas beyond the God debate . . .

All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live.

And he suggests that non-believers can learn and steal from them.

Picking and choosing from the thousands of years of advice assembled by the world's great religions, Alain De Botton presents a range of fascinating ideas and practical insights on art, community, love, friendship, work, life and death. He shows how they can be of use to us all, irrespective of whether we do or don't believe.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
  • Published : 2012 (Hamish Hamilton - 1st Edition, 3rd Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780241144770
  • SKU : B002904
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

320pp. with Illustrations.

    External Reviews

    'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live' - Jeanette Winterson, The Times.

    'A beautiful, inspiring book . . . offering a glimpse of a more enlightened path' - Sunday Telegraph.

    'Smart, stimulating, sensitive. A timely and perceptive appreciation of how much wisdom is embodied in religious traditions and how we godless moderns might learn from it' - Financial Times.

    ". . . De Botton details some of the customs that organized religion has cultivated over the millennia, and he suggests ways in which secular society could become more sustainable by copying them. He looks at everything from community to architecture. And he also does a pretty good job of criticizing libertarianism while he's at it. In terms of what allows a society to survive, I found that this book (and its readability) ranked right up there . . ." - Amazon Review.

    'There isn't a page in this book that doesn't contain a striking idea or a stimulating parallel' - Mail on Sunday.

    The Author

    Alain de Botton FRSL is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love, which went on to sell two million copies, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, The News: A User's Manual, The Course of Love and The School of Life among many others. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture.

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