Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell / Edition 1
  • Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell / Edition 1
  • Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell / Edition 1

Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell / Edition 1

by Bertrand Russell
     
 

Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher,

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Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking and are divided into five main sections:

* Personal statements
* Religion and Philosophy
* Religion and Science
* Religion and Morality
* Religion and History.

Students at all levels will find this a valuable insight into Russell's thought on religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415180924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Russell on... Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,351,398
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IPersonal statements19
1From 'My Mental Development' and 'Reply to Criticisms'23
2The Free Man's Worship31
3Autobiography: Mystic Illumination39
4What is an Agnostic?41
Pt. IIReligion and philosophy51
5The Essence of Religion57
6The Essence and Effect of Religion70
7Why I Am Not a Christian77
8The Existence and Nature of God92
Pt. IIIReligion and science107
9Mysticism and Logic109
10Science and Religion131
11Review of Sir Arthur Eddington, The Nature of the Physical World140
12Review of James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe143
13Do Science and Religion Conflict?147
Pt. IVReligion and morality151
14Religion and the Churches153
15Inherent Tendencies of Industrialism167
16Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?169
17The Sense of Sin186
Pt. VReligion and history195
18Introduction to History of Western Philosophy199
19The Religious Development of the Jews203
20Christianity During the First Four Centuries219
21Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy229
22The Reformation and Counter-Reformation238
Notes241
Selected bibliography247
Index249

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