An Enlightened Philosophy : Can an Atheist Believe Anything?

EnlightenedCov-downloadThis is an exciting book, breaking new ground and particularly breaking the stale confrontation between atheism and religion with a new synthesis. Calling on his experience in industry and his interest in faith and values, Geoff Crocker offers a fresh interpretation of religion as strong myth which creates personal and social values. He argues that contemporary atheism, whilst a valid hypothesis, destroys a source of values without offering any alternative The result is moral nihilism and a materialist self centred consumer society. This he argues is much less than a full understanding of human life and society. He starts by tracing the development of philosophy to an atheist position, arguing that metaphysical concepts, an aspect of faith, are essential to human life. He then suggests a reinterpretation of the religious texts as myth, offering a wide range of examples on themes of justice, love, the market, the role of the state, fear, resurrection and sibling rivalry. This book will appeal both to secularists who are looking for an available, accessible and believable interpretation of faith, and to Christians who are keen to present a more relevant interpretation of faith to the contemporary world.
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