To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity

To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity

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by A. C. Grayling
     
 

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In 2007 Anthony Grayling wrote Against All Gods, a collection of polemical essays attacking religion. Now in To Set Prometheus Free he develops those themes more comprehensively, unpicking the claims and arguments of religious apologists, summarising the views of his fellow secularist (Bertrand Russell in particular detailing the controversy over

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In 2007 Anthony Grayling wrote Against All Gods, a collection of polemical essays attacking religion. Now in To Set Prometheus Free he develops those themes more comprehensively, unpicking the claims and arguments of religious apologists, summarising the views of his fellow secularist (Bertrand Russell in particular detailing the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' and outlining his personal, naturalistic world-view.
He robustly calls for humanity to choose deliverance from religion because, as he puts it, 'large portions of mankind remain in some degree in thrall to myths dating from an ignorant and illiterate past.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849433600
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
06/21/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,071,549
File size:
184 KB

Meet the Author

A C Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has published numerous books, is a regular contributor to the press and a frequent broadcaster, and the author of Against All Gods and co-author with Mick Gordon of the play Grace (On Religion), both published by Oberon Books.

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To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book.