An Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion

John Haldane

This polemical book argues that philosophy's silencing of religion as irrational thinking is wrong and that only religion can offer cogent answers when it comes to understanding life
Date Published :
November 2003
Publisher :
International Publishers Marketing
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Hardback
ISBN : 9780715628676
Pages : 180
Dimensions : 6.75 X 4.75 inches
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Overview
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We live, allegedly, in a postmodern age in which we have cast aside the narrative fantasies of the pre-modern era. If postmodernism represents the final abandonment of all grand theories, where does religion stand? If religion is a particularly unbelievable form of explanation, why does it power still affect social and political change? Here, like the skeptics of our age, the author asks, What has theology ever had to say that was of the slightest use to anyone? He argues that religion without God is like a car without an engine, and draws on many aspects of human culture to offer a defense of religion that is not only credible but necessary in an age when postmodernism itself has been exposed as a cruel illusion.

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