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An atheist defends religion

Author: Bruce Sheiman
Publisher: New York : Alpha, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written from the perspective of an unbeliever. The author asserts that religion provides a combination of psychological, moral, emotional, existential, communal, and even physical health benefits that no other institution can provide. He explains that most rational argument for dismissing atheism is not to be found in the never-ending debate over the existence of God, but in the enduring value of religion itself.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Sheiman
ISBN: 9781592578542 1592578543
OCLC Number: 436217386
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: xvi, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Religion is finding life's meaning: myth, ritual, and the sacred --
Religion is caring for humanity: community, morality, and altruism --
Religion is union with the divine: salvation, transcendence, and apotheosis --
Religion is deepening the soul: mental health, happiness, and longer life --
Religion is force for progress: human rights, science, and universal ethics --
Religion, fundamentalism, and violence --
The spectrum of religiosity --
Militant atheism's abuse of science --
Reconciling religion and science --
The dynamics of faith and reason --
The existential implications of science: does life have a purpose?
Responsibility: Bruce Sheiman.

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Written from the perspective of an unbeliever. The author asserts that religion provides a combination of psychological, moral, emotional, existential, communal, and even physical health benefits that no other institution can provide. He explains that most rational argument for dismissing atheism is not to be found in the never-ending debate over the existence of God, but in the enduring value of religion itself.

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