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    DescriptionDrawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life - A.C. Grayling, Britain's most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible. Designed 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 of this title include: "Genesis"; "Proverbs"; "Histories"; "Songs"; "Wisdom Acts"; "The Lawgiver Lamentations"; "Concord Consolations"; "Sages"; and, "The Good Parables".


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    Title
    Good Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A C Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 49 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802717375
    ISBN 10: 0802717373
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HB, HRCG
    Publisher
    Walker & Company
    Imprint name
    Walker & Company
    Publication date
    29 March 2011