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  1. The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
    The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
    The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
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  2. The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

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Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, the literary skill, and-yes-the audacity to conceive of a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A.C. Grayling has done by creating a non-religious Bible, drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judaeo-Christian and Islamic religions.

The Good Book
consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible, in its beauty of language and arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, offering to the non-religious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of secular humanist traditions that are older, far richer and more various than Christianity.

Organized in 12 main sections----Genesis, Histories, Widsom, The Sages, Parables, Consolations, Lamentations, Proverbs, Songs, Epistles, Acts, and the Good----The Good Book opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated.

Incorporating the writing of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, The Good Book will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
A. C. Grayling
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Walker Company
EAN
9780802717375
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0802717373
Label
Walker Books
Manufacturer
Walker Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
608
PublicationDate
2011-04-05
Publisher
Walker Books
ReleaseDate
2011-03-29
Studio
Walker Books
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