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The Book How To Be An Agnostic
The Author Mark Vernon
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2016-04-30
Genre Social Science
Pages 277
ISBN 9780230301443
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. Mark Vernon who was a priest, and left an atheist explores the wonder of science, the ups and downs of being 'spiritual but not religious', the insights of ancient philosophy, and God the biggest question.


The Book Why I Am an Agnostic
The Author Saladin
The Publisher
Release Date1889
Genre Agnosticism
Pages 110
ISBN OCLC:40861173
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Agnostic
The Author Lesley Hazleton
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-04-05
Genre Religion
Pages 240
ISBN 9780698194472
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “Vital” –The New York Times Book Review “Provocative…[Hazleton] paddles the river of doubt with energy and exuberance.” –The Seattle Times A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging—and ultimately the most honest—stance toward the mysteries of existence. One in four Americans reject any affiliation with organized religion, and nearly half of those under thirty describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” But as the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the millions who find no joy in whittling the wonder of existence to a simple yes/no choice? Lesley Hazleton does. In this provocative, brilliant book, she gives voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it free of its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous “seeking,” and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and sustaining stance toward life. Stepping over the lines imposed by rigid conviction, she draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and more to explore, with curiosity and passion, the vital role of mystery in a deceptively information-rich world; to ask what we mean by the search for meaning; to invoke the humbling yet elating perspective of infinity; to challenge received ideas about death; and to reconsider what “the soul” might be. Inspired and inspiring, Agnostic recasts the question of belief not as a problem to be solved but as an invitation to an ongoing, open-ended adventure of the mind.


The Book Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic
The Author C. M. Blakeson
The Publisher Abbott Press
Release Date2013-01
Genre Religion
Pages 202
ISBN 9781458207975
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For some, religious people who think and act irrationally can be confounding, while for others, unbelievers who don't see the reality of God are just as baffling. C. M. Blakeson, an agnostic who grew up living a fundamentalist lifestyle in Kansas, explores both perspectives in this candid memoir. From his initial journey to Jesus to his deepening belief in fundamentalist Pentecostalism, he explores how religion affected his thoughts on love and life. With God rooted as such a reality for him, he never imagined he'd one day become an agnostic--or how happy he'd be to reach such nonreligious enlightenment. Now he seeks to battle misconceptions about agnosticism. Get the true definition of agnosticism, learn how to break free from spiritual bondage, and join Blakeson as he seeks to understand various religions. If you've ever pondered what goes through the minds of fundamentalists, or if you're a religious person who wonders why your best friend left the faith, Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic seeks to help you find answers.


The Book Lectures Why I Am An Agnostic
The Author Robert G. Ingersoll
The Publisher Reprint Services Corporation
Release Date2007-12-21
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 534
ISBN 9780781223539
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Agnostic Journal and Eclectic Review
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1877
Genre
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ISBN NYPL:33433000219117
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book An agnostic s progress from the known to the unknown
The Author Agnostic
The Publisher
Release Date1884
Genre
Pages 266
ISBN OXFORD:590008710
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Agnostic Inquirer
The Author Sandra Menssen
The Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date2007-09-19
Genre Religion
Pages 331
ISBN 9780802803948
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Is there a good God? And if there is, has that God revealed anything of significance to us? Philosophers pondering these two questions have automatically assumed that the first must be answered before the second. Sandra Menssen and Thomas Sullivan examine how God's voice can be heard in the content of revelatory claims, stories, myths, poetry, exhortations, legal codes, and more. They argue that rather than taking the written word of any religion out of the philosophical proof equation, those very words should be considered as the voice of the God accused of not existing. The Agnostic Inquirer makes a clear, analytical claim that without these revelatory words, atheists and agnostics are missing a large part of the relevant database of the existence of God, while many theists are working with an impoverished database in trying to explain the foundations of their faith.


The Book Agnosticism
The Author James Kirk Wall
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2011-01-28
Genre Philosophy
Pages 284
ISBN 9781450287081
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ask yourself the big questions, keep an open mind, and learn from some of the greatest thinkers of all time with Agnosticism. Famous martial artist Bruce Lee didn’t believe that anyone should be indoctrinated into one specific style of fighting. The best fighter is master of many styles and has the skill to apply the right methods as situations present themselves. Agnostics take the same approach to philosophy and religion. Each religion, as each philosophy, has something to teach. There is no solitary creed that applies to every situation. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers, such as Confucius and Socrates, promoted agnostic ways of thinking. For instance, Confucius said, “To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” Learn more about agnosticism and start asking yourself some big questions with this book: • What is the definition of God? • Is religion good or evil? • What is our purpose in life? • How do we as a nation raise strong and independent thinkers? • Author James Kirk Wall also offers an agnostic approach to evolution and intelligent design, as well as lessons from great thinkers throughout history and tips on applying agnosticism to business and government. Instead of blindly following one idea or another, start breaking down the shameless walls of ignorance and discover Agnosticism.


The Book To Be Agnostic
The Author
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9781565430518
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Agnostic Age
The Author Paul Horwitz
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2011-02-17
Genre Law
Pages 316
ISBN 9780199737727
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution is a book for lawyers, law professors, law students, lawmakers, and any citizen who cares about church-state conflict and about the relationship between religion and liberal democracy. It provides a way to understand and balance the conflicts that inevitably arise when neighbors struggle with neighbors, and when liberal democracy tries to reach common ground with religious beliefs and practices. Paul Horwitz argues that the fundamental reason for the church-state conflict is our aversion to questions of religious truth. By trying to avoid the question of religious truth, law and religion has ultimately only reached a state of incoherence. He asserts that the answer to this dilemma is to take "the agnostic turn": to take an empathetic and imaginative approach to questions of religious truth, one that actually confronts rather than avoids these questions, but without reaching a final judgment about what that truth is. This book offers a sensitive and sensible approach to questions of church-state conflict, justifying what the courts have done in some cases and demanding new results in others. It explains how the church-state conflict extends beyond law and religion itself, and goes to some of the central questions at the heart of the troubled relationship between religion and liberal democracy in a post-9/11 era.


The Book American Agnostic
The Author Raymond A. Hult
The Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date2009-11-25
Genre Religion
Pages 200
ISBN 1426987358
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: American Agnostic argues that the true worth of an American should not be based on an individual's faith or uncertainty in the reality of a biblical God. American Agnostic is an atempt by author Raymond A. Hult to bridge the unfortunate gap of mistrust and disrespect that too often currently exists in America between members of the Christian majority and the agnostic minority. Hult places the responsibility for achieving a mutually respectful understanding equally on the shoulders of both those who fervently believe in the Christian God and those who are as yet still unsure. He tries to show that moral behavior is more often than not unrelated to a person's religious persuasion. American Agnostic engages Christians and agnostics in a frank discussion of the main differences of opinion that separate both groups in regard to the authenticity of the Bible and the reality of the God as presented therein. Drawing on his transformation from a devout Christina leader to a questioning agnostic, the author recounts in detail the thought process that led to his gradual change of belief. He respectively defends this change as reasonable and deserving of serious consideration. He seeks to portray the agnostic in a more favorable light and that there is nothing inherently evil with admitting that a sure knowledge of God may not be so sure after all.


The Book Agnostic Khushwant
The Author Khushwant Singh
The Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release Date2011-10-01
Genre Religion
Pages 248
ISBN 9789381398234
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Instead of entering into a pointless debate on whether or not God exists, it is more important to bear in mind that belief in the existence of God has little bearing on making a person a good or a bad citizen. One can be a saintly person without believing in God and a detestable villain believing in Him. In my personalized religion, there is NO GOD! Khushwant Singh, over the decades, has built up a reputation for coming up with something new and controversial in each book, and he does not disappoint his readers this time too. He begins with a chapter on the ‘need for a new religion – without God’, in which he questions the relevance of God. He then moves on to describe how religion has proved to be more harmful than beneficial and, in the process, debunks astrologers and the breed of so-called ‘godmen’. However, he is not dismissive of religion. Through his lucid writing, he brings out the beauty and significance of holy books such as the Bhagvad Gita, the Quran and the Granth Sahib. He provides relevant extracts to highlight the poetry and the music in such books. The author next tries to dispel the prejudices held by many non-Muslims against their Muslim compatriots by giving down-to-earth examples. He also emphasizes the importance of the Ramzaan fast. Khushwant Singh’s description of the life and times of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh and his in-depth analysis of the Granth Sahib throw new light on a particularly troubled period in India’s history. The chapter devoted to the interaction of the author (a confirmed agnostic) with the Dalai Lama (probably the world’s most renowned spiritual leader) makes for fascinating reading. Here’s one book containing a wealth of knowledge and information that you would want to read or consult again and again.


The Book The Agnostic Annual
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1892
Genre
Pages
ISBN WISC:89018387324
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Agnostic Stance
The Author Sven Rosenkranz
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Agnosticism
Pages 235
ISBN NWU:35556037975406
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Hopeful Agnostic
The Author Donald E. Smith
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2012-02-01
Genre Religion
Pages 116
ISBN 9781468544596
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When I reached age 80, I decided that it was time to organize my thoughts about my life and my impending death. Jokingly, I had often described myself as a "Hopeful Agnostic." Now, I'm not certain that that is an accurate description. This book is my attempt to answer the age-old questions about life, death and the hereafter. I know full well that the answers may never be found, but the quest might lead to my peace of mind and more self-awareness. One can only hope.


The Book Christian Agnostic
The Author Dustin Lawson
The Publisher Author House
Release Date2012-01-24
Genre Religion
Pages 304
ISBN 9781468537192
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Could it be true that Jesus requires his followers to admit room for doubt in him? According to this book, yes. Lawson writes in Christian Agnostic, “Greatness, in order to be great, must have a great adversary. Who would Luke Skywalker be without Darth Vadar? Who would Rocky be without Apollo Creed? Who would Winston Churchill be without Hitler? Would we ever have known who David was without Goliath? What would faith be without doubt?” Where maybe no other religious book does, the Bible understands that even though faith and doubt are great adversaries, faith loves doubt because faith loves the fight and knows that it could not be great without uncertainty. More than that, the Bible sees doubt as an ally because it knows that if doubt could be eliminated and true certainty attained, then faith, the resource that fuels the Bible's followers, could not exist for there can be no faith where there is no doubt. The majority of the church, and the world at large, views faith as a resource that erases doubt and decides truth. This misconception has caused much of the Christian world, for most of its history, to embrace a method of searching for truth that is weak and lazy. This book shows that despite the church's mistaken belief about the nature of faith, the Bible understands how to search for truth with the legitimacy that only comes from having the courage to be honest about the room for doubt present wherever faith is used to believe and then being open to challenging one's own beliefs wherever that room for doubt exists. In recent decades, millions have walked away from the church because they think the Bible lacks credibility. What they do not realize is that the Bible has credibility, but that the Christian world holds back its legitimacy, instead choosing to unintentionally make the Bible appear weak because it refuses to embrace the more honorable method of searching for truth that the book promotes. Christian Agnostic will show the world many of the Bible's strengths that the church has been unknowingly concealing.


The Book Malraux the Absolute Agnostic Or Metamorphosis as Universal Law
The Author Claude Tannery
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1991-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 325
ISBN 0226789624
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Moving beyond merely biographical or textual interpretation, Claude Tannery traces the philosophy of life and art developed by André Malraux. With both sensitivity and expert interpretation he defines the issues—personal and artistic as well as political—that underlie Malraux's writings—including early as well as late works, novels, speeches, and essays. The result is a new and subtle portrait of Malraux.


The Book Ignorant and Agnostic
The Author Stuart Card
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2008-10
Genre Poetry
Pages 56
ISBN 9780615256641
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection of poems, lyrics, and rhythmic word tackle issues of poverty, ignorance, religion, and more. The metaphysical and spiritual content of the poetry is intended to challenge contemporary thinking on its various subjects, while its non-metaphysical content is straightforward and simply fun.


The Book Jesus A Christian Agnostic
The Author George Geiger
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2006-01
Genre
Pages 102
ISBN 9781411630253
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book is about one man's struggle with his relationship with God. It is reminiscent of AW Tozer's "The Pursuit of God". George Geiger "wrestles with God" throughout the pages of this wonderful little book. Brilliantly done, and I just had to have Mr. Geiger's book on my web site. When you read it, you'll see why it is destined to be a LuLu and a New York Times best-seller.