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The Resource Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton

Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton

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Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Title
Religion for atheists
Title remainder
a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Statement of responsibility
Alain de Botton
Title variation
Religion for atheists
Title variation remainder
a non-believers guide to the uses of religion
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton's inspiring book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false--but that it still has some very important things to teach the secular world. Religion for Atheists suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it--because the world's religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies. Blending deep respect with total impiety, de Botton (a non-believer himself) proposes that we look to religion for insights into how to, among other concerns, build a sense of community,make our relationships last, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, inspire travel and reconnect with the natural world.--From publisher description
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Writing style
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10078629
Cataloging source
DLC
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De Botton, Alain
Dewey number
200
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2776
LC item number
.D4 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Atheists
  • Religious life
Target audience
adult
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a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Label
Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Wisdom without doctrine -- Community -- Kindness -- Education -- Tenderness -- Pessimism -- Perspective -- Art -- Architecture -- Institutions
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780307379108
Lccn
2011021286
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o727610621
  • (OCoLC)727610621
Label
Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion, Alain de Botton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Wisdom without doctrine -- Community -- Kindness -- Education -- Tenderness -- Pessimism -- Perspective -- Art -- Architecture -- Institutions
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780307379108
Lccn
2011021286
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o727610621
  • (OCoLC)727610621

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