Agnostic

Agnostic
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0698194470
ISBN 13: 9780698194472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN 10: 0199575266
ISBN 13: 9780199575268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

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 Origins of Agnosticism

The Origins of Agnosticism
Author: Bernard Lightman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN 10: 1421431416
ISBN 13: 9781421431413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Agnosticism Book Review:

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

How To Be An Agnostic

How To Be An Agnostic
Author: Mark Vernon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN 10: 0230301444
ISBN 13: 9780230301443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Be An Agnostic Book Review:

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

An Agnostic Defends God
Author: Bryan Frances
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 3030733319
ISBN 13: 9783030733315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Agnostic Defends God Book Review:

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.

Agnosticism

Agnosticism
Author: Francis Fallon,Gavin Hyman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 0192602969
ISBN 13: 9780192602961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism Book Review:

In a time marked by prominent public clashes between theists and atheists, much less attention has been given to the question of agnosticism, whether in public debate or in academic literature. This is all the more surprising given that so many in Western society feel unable to identify unequivocally with either theism or atheism. This book brings together some leading contemporary philosophers, from both the analytic and continental traditions, to give a sustained and in-depth treatment of the question of agnosticism. Approaching the question from a variety of stances and employing different methodologies, the contributors explore the various possible meanings of agnosticism today. Several of them develop what they describe as a 'New Agnosticism,' where the relationship with theism or forms of religious belief is not as mutually exclusive as has often been assumed. Others look for signs of agnosticism in places where it is not usually thought to be found, such as in forms of continental philosophy, and even in theology itself. They also raise interesting methodological questions at the intersection of analytic and continental philosophy. These are stimulating and innovative essays working with the most recent developments in philosophy and religious thought. They open up new avenues of thought that will be of interest to philosophers, theologians, and other thoughtful readers, whether theist, atheist, or agnostic.

Atheism and Agnosticism Exploring the Issues

Atheism and Agnosticism  Exploring the Issues
Author: Peter A. Huff
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 1440870837
ISBN 13: 9781440870835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism and Agnosticism Exploring the Issues Book Review:

This is the age of atheism and agnosticism. The number of people living without religious belief and practice is quickly and dramatically rising. Some experts call nonreligion, after Christianity and Islam, the third largest "religion" in the world today. Understanding the origins, history, variations, and impact of atheism and agnosticism is crucial to getting a grasp of the meaning of the present and gaining a glimpse of the future. Exploring some of the most extraordinary people, events, and ideas of all time, this book provides a fair, comprehensive, and engaging survey of all aspects of contemporary atheism and agnosticism. An overview essay discusses the background and social and political contexts of unbelief, while a timeline highlights key events. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follow, with each providing fundamental, objective information about particular topics along with cross-references and suggestions for further reading. The volume closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources on atheism and agnosticism.

The Portable Atheist

The Portable Atheist
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-10
ISBN 10: 0306817225
ISBN 13: 9780306817229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Christopher Hitchens's personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original pieces by Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--"political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

Quietism Agnosticism and Mysticism

Quietism  Agnosticism and Mysticism
Author: Krishna Mani Pathak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811632235
ISBN 13: 9789811632235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agnosticism

Agnosticism
Author: Francis Fallon,Gavin Hyman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 0192602977
ISBN 13: 9780192602978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism Book Review:

In a time marked by prominent public clashes between theists and atheists, much less attention has been given to the question of agnosticism, whether in public debate or in academic literature. This is all the more surprising given that so many in Western society feel unable to identify unequivocally with either theism or atheism. This book brings together some leading contemporary philosophers, from both the analytic and continental traditions, to give a sustained and in-depth treatment of the question of agnosticism. Approaching the question from a variety of stances and employing different methodologies, the contributors explore the various possible meanings of agnosticism today. Several of them develop what they describe as a 'New Agnosticism,' where the relationship with theism or forms of religious belief is not as mutually exclusive as has often been assumed. Others look for signs of agnosticism in places where it is not usually thought to be found, such as in forms of continental philosophy, and even in theology itself. They also raise interesting methodological questions at the intersection of analytic and continental philosophy. These are stimulating and innovative essays working with the most recent developments in philosophy and religious thought. They open up new avenues of thought that will be of interest to philosophers, theologians, and other thoughtful readers, whether theist, atheist, or agnostic.

Agnosticism

Agnosticism
Author: Robert Flint
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1903
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044051090504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agnosticism

Agnosticism
Author: James Kirk Wall
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-01-28
ISBN 10: 1450287085
ISBN 13: 9781450287081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism Book Review:

Ask yourself the big questions, keep an open mind, and learn from some of the greatest thinkers of all time with Agnosticism. Famous martial artist Bruce Lee didnt believe that anyone should be indoctrinated into one specific style of fighting. The best fighter is master of many styles and has the skill to apply the right methods as situations present themselves. Agnostics take the same approach to philosophy and religion. Each religion, as each philosophy, has something to teach. There is no solitary creed that applies to every situation. Some of the worlds greatest thinkers, such as Confucius and Socrates, promoted agnostic ways of thinking. For instance, Confucius said, To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Learn more about agnosticism and start asking yourself some big questions with this book: What is the definition of God? Is religion good or evil? What is our purpose in life? How do we as a nation raise strong and independent thinkers? Author James Kirk Wall also offers an agnostic approach to evolution and intelligent design, as well as lessons from great thinkers throughout history and tips on applying agnosticism to business and government. Instead of blindly following one idea or another, start breaking down the shameless walls of ignorance and discover Agnosticism.

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN 10: 0191614548
ISBN 13: 9780191614545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

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.

Agnosticism Atheism Monism

Agnosticism  Atheism  Monism
Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Publsiher: Philaletheians UK
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2018-02-07
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism Atheism Monism Book Review:

Agnosticism is the modern variation on the ancient theme of the Greek philosopher, “All I know is that I know nothing.” Agnosticism is lack of reason, nescience rather than ignorance. Having found gnosis we cannot turn our backs on it and become agnostics, says a Master of Wisdom. The strong Agnostic assumes the negative position of knowing nothing but phenomena and refuses to believe in anything else. The weak Agnostic may be ready to entertain new ideas, but the light of Truth will always blind the religious bigot. With the exception of psychism, every other –ism is a shade of materialism — a science without a soul. Ancient pagans held far deeper views on the First Cause and its emanations than modern philosophers, whether Agnostics, Materialists or Christians. Agnostics have to choose between the Secret Doctrine of the East, and the materialistic Darwinian and Biblical Doctrines of the West. Agnosticism, Positivism, and Materialism are the worst enemies of Theosophy and Mysticism. Much of current agnostic speculation on the existence of the First Cause is little better than veiled Materialism. Between Agnostics and Catholics, the age revels at a debauch of phenomena. Brutal but frank Materialism is more honest than Janus-faced agnosticism in our days. Monism is no better than a mask concealing the void of final annihilation, even of consciousness. The Occultist would be guilty of treason, were he to demolish the old gods before he could replace them with the eternal verities that they represent. Atheists and Agnostics are thinly attracted to “godless” Buddhism, or to our highly philosophical and logical agnosticism. The “moral standard of the Theosophists” is TRUTH and this covers all. No sincere seeker of Truth can ever be found among the blind believers in the “Divine Word.” Our doctrine knows no compromises. It either affirms or denies, for it never teaches but that which it knows to be the truth.

Agnosticism and Religion

Agnosticism and Religion
Author: Jacob Gould Schurman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1896
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X001639296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Naturalism and Agnosticism

Naturalism and Agnosticism
Author: James Ward
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2011-12-08
ISBN 10: 1108040985
ISBN 13: 9781108040983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naturalism and Agnosticism Book Review:

First published in 1899, these two volumes by the prominent philosopher James Ward argue for Idealism over Naturalism and Agnosticism.

Spiritual Envy

Spiritual Envy
Author: Michael Krasny
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 160868069X
ISBN 13: 9781608680696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Envy Book Review:

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

Atheism and Agnosticism

Atheism and Agnosticism
Author: Graham Oppy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781108454728
ISBN 13: 1108454720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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10 Questions and Answers on Atheism and Agnosticism

10 Questions and Answers on Atheism and Agnosticism
Author: Norman L Geisler,Alex McFarland,Robert Velarde
Publsiher: Rose Publishing
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2021-09-16
ISBN 10: 1628622385
ISBN 13: 9781628622386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Questions and Answers on Atheism and Agnosticism Book Review:

Leading apologists Dr. Norman Geisler and Alex McFarland (President of Southern Evangelical Seminary) look at the important questions of life, including: What can we know about the existence of God? What can we know about right and wrong? Is belief in God compatible with science? Is there scientific evidence supporting the belief in God? If there is a good God, why is there evil? What about all the evil done in the name of God? Is the Bible an unreliable collection of myths? Is there meaning and purpose to life? The booklet provides a comprehensive yet understandable examination of what atheists and agnostics believe and also explains the evidence for the biblical God.

The Agnostic Age

The Agnostic Age
Author: Paul Horwitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 019973772X
ISBN 13: 9780199737727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agnostic Age Book Review:

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.