Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - Religion - 272 pages

A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other New Atheists, Good Without God makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe. Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of religion prevalent in national bestsellers like God is Not Great and The God Delusion. Epstein’s Good Without God provides a constructive, challenging response to these manifestos by getting to the heart of Humanism and its positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.

 

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

A good overview of moderate Humanism. That is a religiosly tolerant Humanism. Not in any way to be confused with the New Athiesm movement. Epstein is grounded and good but isn't quite old enough to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Epstein, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard University, makes the convincing and quite reasonable case that the nonreligious are just as capable as the religious of leading ethical and moral lives ... Read full review

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The Humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Greg M. Epstein holds a B.A. in religion and Chinese and an M.A. in Judaic studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School. He is a regular contributor to "On Faith," an online forum on religion produced by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

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