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The Resource Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton

Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton

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Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
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Religion for atheists
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a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
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Alain de Botton
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Religion for atheists
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a non-believers guide to the uses of religion
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eng
Summary
The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet that religions still have some very important things to teach the secular world
Summary
What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton's inspiring book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false--but that it still has some very important things to teach the secular world. Religion for Atheists suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it--because the world's religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies. Blending deep respect with total impiety, de Botton (a non-believer himself) proposes that we look to religion for insights into how to, among other concerns, build a sense of community,make our relationships last, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, inspire travel and reconnect with the natural world.--From publisher description
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10078629
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De Botton, Alain
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211.8
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Religion
  • Atheism
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adult
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a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
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Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton
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Includes index
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000048180690
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
320 p.
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regular print reproduction
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9780241144770
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(hbk.)
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ill.
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Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000048180690
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241144770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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