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    The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Free Press) (Paperback) By (author) Sam Harris

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    DescriptionThis important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Sam Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favour of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behaviour and sometimes heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion -- an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. While warning against the encroachment of organised religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.


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    Title
    The End of Faith
    Subtitle
    Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sam Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743268097
    ISBN 10: 0743268091
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    DC22: 200
    Libri: ENGM1840
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000, SOC039000, POL035000, REL075000
    Libri: FUND5000, GLAU2500, P0039755
    BISAC V2.8: REL084000
    Thema V1.0: QRAB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    06 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "While one might dispute some of the claims and arguments presented by Harris, the need for a wakeup call to religious liberals is right on the mark."