The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris 0393035158 9780393035155
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This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in todays world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankinds willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion?an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.

Author: Sam Harris

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2004-08-01


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