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    DescriptionDesigned to be read as narrative and also to be dipped into for inspiration, encouragement and consolation, The Good Book offers a thoughtful, non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions. Instead, going back to traditions older than Christianity, and far richer and more various, including the non-theistic philosophical and literary schools of the great civilisations of both West and East, from the Greek philosophy of classical antiquity and its contemporaneous Confucian, Mencian and Mohist schools in China, down through classical Rome, the flourishing of Indian and Arab worlds, the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, the worldwide scientific discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries to the present, Grayling collects, edits, rearranges and organises the collective secular wisdom of the world in one highly readable volume. Contents: Genesis Proverbs Histories Songs Wisdom Acts The Lawgiver Lamentations Concord Consolations Sages The Good Parables


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    Title
    The Good Book
    Subtitle
    A Secular Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. C. Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,028 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747599609
    ISBN 10: 0747599602
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK
    DC22: 128
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC22: 144
    BISAC V2.8: REL004000, REL006050, BIB000000
    Thema V1.0: QRVC, QDH, QRVK, QDX
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a multi-talented author. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news.
    Review quote
    Praise for The Meaning of Things 'Deeply humane and subtle in its thought as well as being imbued with a rare spirit of enlightenment' Financial Times 'Grayling writes with clarity, elegance and the occasional aphoristic twist...straight alpha material' Sunday Telegraph 'An enthusiastic thinker who embraces humour, common sense and lucidity' Independent