Cover of: The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality | Andre Comte-Sponville

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

Published by Viking Adult .
Written in English.

About the Book

A brilliant, elegant argument for spirituality without GodCan we do without religion? Can we have ethics without God? Is there such thing as "atheist spirituality"? In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author Andre Comte-Sponville presents a philosophical exploration of atheism—and comes to some startling conclusions. According to Comte-Sponville, we have allowed the concept of spirituality to become intertwined with religion, and thus have lost touch with the nature of a true spiritual existence. In order to change this, however, we need not reject the ancient traditions and values that are part of our heritage; rather, we must rethink our relationship to these values and ask ourselves whether their significance comes from the existence of a higher power or simply the human need to connect to one another and the universe. Comte-Sponville offers rigorous, reasoned arguments that take both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions into account, and through his clear, concise, and often humorous prose, he offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
224
Dimensions
7.4 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
Weight
8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11067204M
ISBN 10
0670018473
ISBN 13
9780670018475
OCLC/WorldCat
124074809
Library Thing
3753966
Goodreads
2082009

Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:


Buy this book

Amazon $3.00 (used)
Better World Books $4.48 (used)

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS
October 25, 2011 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 30, 2011 Edited by OCLC Bot Added OCLC numbers.
August 17, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 24, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Fixed duplicate goodreads IDs.
April 30, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Inital record created, from an amazon.com record.