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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: London : Free Press, 2006.
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"In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers an analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs - even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction we cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Harris
ISBN: 9780743268097 0743268091
OCLC Number: 62265386
Notes: Originally published: New York: Norton, 2004; London: Free, 2005.
Description: 336 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Reason in exile --
2. The nature of belief --
3. In the shadow of God --
4. The problem with Islam --
5. West of Eden --
6. A science of good and evil --
7. Experiments in consciousness.
Responsibility: Sam Harris.

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Delivers an analysis of the clash of faith and reason. This book offers a historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favour of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used  Read more...

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1 Reason in Exile 11 2 The Nature of Belief 50 3 In the Shadow of God 80 4 The Problem with Islam 108 5 West of Eden 153 6 A Science of Good and Evil 170 7 Experiments in Consciousness 204 Epilogue 223 Notes 229 Bibliography 293 Acknowledgments 323 Index 325

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"While one might dispute some of the claims and arguments presented by Harris, the need for a wakeup call to religious liberals is right on the mark."

 
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