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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 15.95
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99
Beyong Good and Evil expands on the ideas Nietzsche first published in Thus Spake Zarathustra . Darker in its philosophy, this text questions Christianity as a basis for moral thinking. In its place, Nietzsche calls for the use of bold critical thinking and individualism. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
The Boston Globe ?Surprising and remarkable? Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars.? Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them).... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38
Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.95
The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. In this brief book, philosopher Moshe Halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the... more...
- Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99
In this critically acclaimed book, first published in 1988 and now reprinted in paperback, scientist and author Paul Davies explains how recent scientific advances are transforming our understanding of the emergence of complexity and organization in the universe. Melding a variety of ideas and disciplines from biology, fundamental physics,... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 5.95
Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay "Of Miracles" has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which also includes "Of the Immortality of the Soul," "Of Suicide," and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 23.95
From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People , deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life. As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the best-selling author of twelve books on faith, ethics, and how to apply the timeless wisdom of religious thought to everyday challenges, Rabbi Harold... more...
- Baker Publishing Group 2015; US$ 19.99
Through an in-depth engagement with social theorist Pierre Bourdieu, this book explicates the relationship between theology and its social context, articulating a vision for the church's involvement with what God is doing in the world. more...