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A More Charitable Atheism : Essays on Life without-But Not Necessarily against-God.

Author: James A Metzger
Publisher: Lanham : Hamilton Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fourteen essays in this book, a product of the author's interactions with students and his own personal journey from Christianity to humanism, are arranged into four sections: Chronic Illness and Deicide, Epistemic Limitations and Respect for Persons, A Humanist Approach to Reading the Bible, and Ethical Reasoning without God.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Metzger, James A.
A More Charitable Atheism : Essays on Life without-But Not Necessarily against-God.
Lanham : Hamilton Books, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Metzger
ISBN: 0761871659 9780761871651
OCLC Number: 1122456261
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages)
Contents: Section I: How I arrived here. Believing in belief --
Illness and deicide --
Is it wrong to accept God's gift of salvation? --
Section II: Epistemic limitations and respect for persons. What atheists want --
Three reasons why atheists should be more charitable --
Have the New Atheists been good for atheism? --
Can liberal Christians save the Church?: a humanist approach to contemporary progressive Christian theologies --
Section III: A humanist approach to reading the Bible. Why we must treat the Bible no differently than we treat any other book --
Spending Christmas with Linus --
Taking Paul seriously --
Can early Christian faith remain a rational option today? --
Why atheists should read --
and love --
the Book of Job --
Section IV: Advantages and consequences of ethical reasoning without God. Ethics is just safer without God --
Humanism, illness, and elective death: a case study in utilitarian ethics.

Abstract:

The fourteen essays in this book, a product of the author's interactions with students and his own personal journey from Christianity to humanism, are arranged into four sections: Chronic Illness and Deicide, Epistemic Limitations and Respect for Persons, A Humanist Approach to Reading the Bible, and Ethical Reasoning without God.

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