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The Good Book A Secular Bible by A. C. Grayling
  

The Good Book A Secular Bible

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Offers a non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions. This title covers: Genesis ; Proverbs ; Histories ; Songs ; Wisdom Acts ; The Lawgiver Lamentations ; Concord Consolations ; Sages ; and, The Good Parables .

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Synopsis

The Good Book A Secular Bible by A. C. Grayling

Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life - A.C. Grayling, Britain's most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible. Designed to be read as narrative and also to be dipped into for inspiration, encouragement and consolation, The Good Book offers a thoughtful, non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions. Instead, going back to traditions older than Christianity, and far richer and more various, including the non-theistic philosophical and literary schools of the great civilisations of both West and East, from the Greek philosophy of classical antiquity and its contemporaneous Confucian, Mencian and Mohist schools in China, down through classical Rome, the flourishing of Indian and Arab worlds, the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, the worldwide scientific discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries to the present, Grayling collects, edits, rearranges and organises the collective secular wisdom of the world in one highly readable volume.

Reviews

Praise for The Meaning of Things

'Deeply humane and subtle in its thought as well as being imbued with a rare spirit of enlightenment'
Financial Times

'Grayling writes with clarity, elegance and the occasional aphoristic twist...straight alpha material'
Sunday Telegraph

'An enthusiastic thinker who embraces humour, common sense and lucidity'
Independent

About the Author

A. C. Grayling

A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a multi-talented author. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news.

Author photo © Christina Panagi

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Book Info

Publication date

4th April 2011

Author

A. C. Grayling

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
608 pages

Categories

The Real World

Popular philosophy
Spirituality & religious experience

ISBN

9780747599609

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