- Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 191mm x 13mm | 181g
- Publication date: 1 April 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1840027282
- ISBN 13: 9781840027280
- Sales rank: 56,969
Do religions have an inherent right to be respected? Is atheism itself a form of religion, and can there be such a thing as a 'fundamentalist atheist'? Are we witnessing a global revival in religious zeal, or do the signs point instead to religion's ultimate decline? In a series of bold, unsparing polemics, A C Grayling tackles these questions head on, exposing the dangerous unreason he sees at the heart of religious faith and highlighting the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, without compromise. In its place he argues for a set of values based on reason, reflection and sympathy, taking his cue from the great ethical tradition of western philosophy.
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A C Grayling is a Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, a Supernumary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The author of numerous, a regular contributor to the press and a frequent broadcaster, he is the co-author with Mick Gordon of the play On Religion, also published by Oberon Books.
By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008
"A beautifully written introduction to the humanist/naturalist point of view.
The final chapter is absolutely outstanding.
A little bit slim for the price but it's the quality of the thoughts and their expression which counts."