Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray audiobook

Seven Types of Atheism

By John Gray
Read by James Langton

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6.72 Hours Unabridged
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From the provocative author of Straw Dogs comes an incisive, surprising intervention in the political and scientific debate over religion and atheism When you explore older atheisms, you will find that some of your firmest convictions―secular or religious―are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought. For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often vaguely understood “science.” John Gray’s stimulating and enjoyable new book, Seven Types of Atheism, describes the complex, dynamic world of older atheisms, a tradition that is, he writes, in many ways intertwined with and as rich as religion itself. Along a spectrum that ranges from the convictions of “God-haters” like the Marquis de Sade to the mysticism of Arthur Schopenhauer, from Bertrand Russell’s search for truth in mathematics to secular political religions like Jacobinism and Nazism, Gray explores the various ways great minds have attempted to understand the questions of salvation, purpose, progress, and evil. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary light on what it is to be human.

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Summary

Summary

From the provocative author of Straw Dogs comes an incisive, surprising intervention in the political and scientific debate over religion and atheism

When you explore older atheisms, you will find that some of your firmest convictions―secular or religious―are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.

For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often vaguely understood “science.” John Gray’s stimulating and enjoyable new book, Seven Types of Atheism, describes the complex, dynamic world of older atheisms, a tradition that is, he writes, in many ways intertwined with and as rich as religion itself.

Along a spectrum that ranges from the convictions of “God-haters” like the Marquis de Sade to the mysticism of Arthur Schopenhauer, from Bertrand Russell’s search for truth in mathematics to secular political religions like Jacobinism and Nazism, Gray explores the various ways great minds have attempted to understand the questions of salvation, purpose, progress, and evil. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary light on what it is to be human.

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“Provocative, frank…[Gray’s] reflections on the future are insightful.” Economist

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Author Bio: John Gray

Author Bio: John Gray

John W. Gray III is the Senior Pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, SC (formerly Redemption Church) and continues to serve as an associate pastor of America’s largest single venue church, Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. He preaches primarily at Lakewood’s midweek service where thousands converge each week. His show, The Book of John Gray, airs on The Oprah Winfrey Network. John resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Aventer, their children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English