Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of fascinating ideas on a range of topics, including relationships, work, culture, love and death - and that could be of use to all of us, irrespective of whether we do or don't believe.
Examines what went wrong with the atheist dream, and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century. This book traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century.
Travelling in a battered camping van, Malise Ruthven set out across America in search of the manifestations - often bizarre and sometimes terrifying - of its religious spirit. This book is his zesty and brilliantly-observed account of the journey, offering illuminating and humorous insights into the quirky soul of modern America.
Kant and Religion is a subtle and penetrating attempt, by a leading contemporary philosopher of religion, to redefine and reshape the contours of his own discipline through sustained reflection on Kant's so-called 'humanizing project'.
A magisterial single-volume survey of the great literature of the religions of the world, from the Bible and the Quran to the Vedas and The Analects of Confucius. Quite simply, a comprehensive guide to religions and their texts in one volume.
All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. In this book, a non-believer both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. It looks at the God debate with fresh eyes.
Who were the Norse gods - the mighty Aesyr, led by Odinn, and the mysterious Vanir? This book describes the myths' origins in pre-Christian Scandinavia and Iceland, and their survival in artefacts and written sources, from Old Norse sagas and poems to the less approving accounts of medieval Christian writers.