Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion Hardcover – Mar 6 2012
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"This is a wonderfully provocative book.... De Botton excels at exposing the emptiness of contemporary self-congratulation. He has a fine eye for the senselessness of hypermodern urban life." Globe and Mail
"[De Botton's] thoughtfulness encourages atheists and believers alike to ponder the accrued knowledge and insight that all religions can offer to a troubled world." Vancouver Sun
"A compelling, thought-provoking work." Edmonton Journal
About the Author
ALAIN DE BOTTON was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include Essays in Love, How Proust Can Change Your Life,The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, and A Week at the Airport. He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.See all Product Description
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In terms of what allows a society to survive, I found that this book (and its readability) ranked right up there with works by Amitai Etzioni, Robert N. Bellah et al, Jared Diamond and Francis Fukuyama.
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decent ideas and observations, but lacked the impact of The Art of Travel and The Consolations of Philosophy. I expected more and cannot recommend it.
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Really, rreally full of wisdom. Will take years to absorb - theoretical and usefulPublished 9 months ago by andy jaunzems
I enjoyed it immensely, particularly the first half. I only found that at times it was redundant . Overall it was a great read.Published 16 months ago by Maryam