God Argument by A C Grayling

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The God Argument sums up the mainstream humanist position well, but I can't see it taking the debate forward. Perhaps that would be a foolish hope.
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What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate?

Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? Is there a worldview and a code of life for thoughtful people--those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good--that does not interfere with people's right to their own beliefs and freedom of expression?

In The Case Against Religion, Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of these questions, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.
 

About A C Grayling

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A. C. Grayling is a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of the acclaimed Among the Dead Cities, and of Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius. A frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, he lives in London.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA. 289 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Julian Baggini on Mar 17 2013

The God Argument sums up the mainstream humanist position well, but I can't see it taking the debate forward. Perhaps that would be a foolish hope.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Ree on Mar 07 2013

His humanist manifesto is designed not as guidance for the perplexed, but as a demonstration that religious believers have no business staking a claim to the moral high ground. Religion, he argues, is immoral in itself and in its consequences...

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