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The Agnostic Reader

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Publisher Comments:

This reader prints selections of some of the most profound and pioneering discussions of agnosticism over the past two centuries, including essays by Thomas Henry Huxley (who coined the term), Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, and others.

Book News Annotation:

Joshi collects documents from the 19th and 20th centuries supporting the position that reason does not justify belief in the existence of God. Some of the 22 texts criticize religion others present scientific explanations for what see as religious phenomena, describe a personal life without religion, and speculation on Western society without Christianity. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

S. T. Joshi is a freelance writer, scholar, and editor. His books include The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism; Documents of American Prejudice; In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice against Women; Gods Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong; Atheism: A Reader; H. L. Mencken on Religion; The Agnostic Reader; What Is Man? and Other Irreverent Essays by Mark Twain and The Angry Right: Why Conservatives Keep Getting It Wrong.

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ISBN:
9781591025337
Author:
Joshi, S T
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
Joshi, S. T.
Subject:
Agnosticism
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
8.35 x 5.41 x 0.84 in 1 lb

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