Good Without God

Good Without God
Author: Greg Epstein
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 006167012X
ISBN 13: 9780061670121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Without God Book Review:

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.

Can We Be Good Without God

Can We Be Good Without God
Author: Robert Buckman
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1615922776
ISBN 13: 9781615922772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can We Be Good Without God Book Review:

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 medicine at the University of Toronto, the current president of the Humanist Association of Canada, and the author (with Karl Sabbagh) of Magic or Medicine?

The Good Atheist

The Good Atheist
Author: Dan Barker
Publsiher: Ulysses Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN 10: 1569758468
ISBN 13: 9781569758465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Atheist Book Review:

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.

Good Or God

Good Or God
Author: John Bevere
Publsiher: Messenger International
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 1933185961
ISBN 13: 9781933185965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Or God Book Review:

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.

Sense and Goodness Without God

Sense and Goodness Without God
Author: Richard Carrier
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2005-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781452059266
ISBN 13: 1452059268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sense and Goodness Without God Book Review:

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.

Religion without God

Religion without God
Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0674728041
ISBN 13: 9780674728042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion without God Book Review:

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

Can We Be Good Without God
Author: John Blanchard
Publsiher: EP BOOKS
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2016-07-18
ISBN 10: 9781783971473
ISBN 13: 1783971479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can We Be Good Without God Book Review:

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 should this be the case? does our moral sense come from nature, is it nothing more than a cultural phenomenon, or 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 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...

Living Without God

Living Without God
Author: Ronald Aronson
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-09
ISBN 10: 1458758648
ISBN 13: 9781458758644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Without God Book Review:

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.

Society Without God

Society Without God
Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN 10: 0814797237
ISBN 13: 9780814797235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society Without God Book Review:

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).

With Or Without God

With Or Without God
Author: Gretta Vosper
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1554689309
ISBN 13: 9781554689309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Or Without God Book Review:

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.

Morality Without God

Morality Without God
Author: Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics Walter Sinnott-Armstrong,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2009-07-02
ISBN 10: 0195337638
ISBN 13: 9780195337631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morality Without God Book Review:

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 Young Atheist s Handbook

The Young Atheist s Handbook
Author: Alom Shaha
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 1849544417
ISBN 13: 9781849544412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Young Atheist s Handbook Book Review:

Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. But Alom was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy and science, Alom explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This is a book for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Alom shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful life without God.

Is Goodness Without God Good Enough

Is Goodness Without God Good Enough
Author: Robert K. Garcia,Nathan L. King
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0742551709
ISBN 13: 9780742551701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Goodness Without God Good Enough Book Review:

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.

Can Man Live Without God

Can Man Live Without God
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN 10: 1418514713
ISBN 13: 9781418514716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can Man Live Without God Book Review:

In this brilliant and compelling defense of the Christian faith, Ravi Zacharias shows how affirming the reality of God's existence matters urgently in our everyday lives. According to Zacharias, how you answer the questions of God's existence will impact your relationship with others, your commitment to integrity, your attitude toward morality, and your perception of truth.

Can We Be Good Without God

Can We Be Good Without God
Author: Paul Chamberlain
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780830874675
ISBN 13: 0830874674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can We Be Good Without God Book Review:

Physician-assisted suicide. Racism. Genetic engineering. Abortion. Poverty. Capital punishment. Our culture is beset by a host of vexing ethical questions. Are there any foundational moral principles to guide us? If so, where do they come from? Christians say that we can--and should--be guided by principles derived from a right understanding of God. But skeptics and those with differing religious convictions argue that ethics and morality need not have anything to do with the God of the Old and New Testaments. Are they correct? Can right and wrong exist without God? Can we, in fact, be good or bad without God? In Paul Chamberlain's intriguing, inventive book, these questions are explored by a cast of five: Ted (a Christian) joins Graham (an atheist), Francine (a moral relativist), William (an evolutionist) and Ian (a secular humanist). Together they have been summoned to the home of a mystery host. And together, to the benefit of their host and the reader, they undertake a fascinating examination of truth, conduct, culture--and a few other things that matter.

Without God

Without God
Author: Zachary Broom
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 9781686815928
ISBN 13: 1686815921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without God Book Review:

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.

Atheist Overreach

Atheist Overreach
Author: Christian Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 0190880945
ISBN 13: 9780190880941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheist Overreach Book Review:

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.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

Religion Without God

Religion Without God
Author: Ray Billington
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780415217866
ISBN 13: 0415217865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Without God Book Review:

This criticism of theism, especially monotheism, questions the assumption that rejecting God means rejecting religion. Drawing on Western philosophical critiques of religion and non-theistic Eastern religions, Ray Billington shows how a religion without God could work. The concept of religion without God has informed not only the theories of Nietzsche, Kant and Spinoza, but also expressions of belief in Indian and Chinese religions-Hinduism, Theravada Buddhism Zen and Taoism. Concluding with a look at the "the future of faith," this is a wide ranging and lucidly-written look at what it means to "have faith" and how this is distinct from religious belief. Ray Billington is an experienced and respected author on Eastern religion and philosophy. His books include Understanding Eastern Philospophy, Living Philosophy and East of Existentialism, all published by Routledge. He also writes occasional journalism most notably as a contributor to The Guardian's 'Face to Faith' column. An ex-Methodist minister and onetime chaplain with the SAS, he has now retired from his post as Principal Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England.

My Life Without God

My Life Without God
Author: William J. Murray
Publsiher: Harvest House Pub
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780736903158
ISBN 13: 0736903151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life Without God Book Review:

Atheist Madalyn O'Hair's son recounts his turbulent childhood, his search for truth and subsequent commitment to Christ. Bill shares how God's love helped him cope with his family's disappearance and tragic deaths. Includes photos.