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    DescriptionWhile its tone is playful and frivolous, this book poses tough questions over the nature of religion and belief. Religion provides comfortable responses to the questions that have always beset humankind - why are we here, what is the point of being alive, how ought we to behave? Russell snatches that comfort away, leaving us instead with other, more troublesome alternatives: responsibility, autonomy, self-awareness. He tells us that the time to live is now, the place to live is here, and the way to be happy is to ensure others are happy.


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    Title
    Why I am Not a Christian
    Subtitle
    And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bertrand Russell, Foreword by Simon Blackburn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415325103
    ISBN 10: 0415325102
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15410
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF5
    Libri: RELI6000
    DC22: 211.4
    LC classification: BL2780
    Libri: CHRI1548
    Thema V1.0: QRAB, QDHR9
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    02 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'Devastating in its use of cold logic.' - The Independent 'The most robust as well as the most witty infidel since Voltaire and he can not fail to sharpen men's sense of what is entailed both in belief and unbelief.' - The Spectator 'What makes the book valuable is life-long uncompromising intellectual honesty.' - Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Why I am not a Christian 2. Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilisation? 3. Do We Survive Death? 4. Seems, Madam? Nay, it is 6. On Catholic and Protestant Sceptics 7. Life in the Middle Ages 8. The Fate of Thomas Paine 9. Nice People 10. The New Generation 11. Our Sexual Ethics 12. Freedom and the Colleges 13. The Existence of God - a debate between Bertrand Russell and F.C. Copleston, SJ. 14. Can Religion Cure our Troubles? 15. Religion and Morals.