The author is one of the most acclaimed figures in the analysis of Islam and its political dimensions today. In this book, he explores the opportunities and challenges across North...
Alain de Botton
The popular philosopher argues that we should retain religion, but ditch God.
Ziauddin Sardar's brilliant new book is ideal for students or general readers who want to know all that matters about Muhammad.
Avicenna; Jon McGinnis
Part of the encyclopedia of science and philosophy, "The Healing", this first volume represents arguably the most brilliant mind of late antiquity grappling with and rethinking the entire tradition of...
Covers the topics in the history of human thought - science, religion, and consciousness. This title challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. It explores...
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Alain De Botton
Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of ideas...
Secularism was born of Christianity. This book argues that it is impossible to understand the idea of the secular without appreciating that, at root, it is Christian. It reshapes discussions...
Originally published as "Course of Popular Lectures", this collection of lectures displays the gift for oratory and range of progressive ideas of Frances Wright. It is of interest to students...
Sauter, Gerhard; Bromiley, Geoffrey W.
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and...
Describes Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world. This work describes his search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on earth'.
Features essays about communism and socialism, the problem of evil, Erasmus and the reform of the Church, reason and truth, and whether God is happy. This book deals with some...
It is a striking aspect of contemporary western culture that, alongside a decline in traditional religious affiliations, there has been a growing interest in...
India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought. This short introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought, and is structured around six schools, which have achieved classic...
In this Very Short Introduction D. Stephen Long examines the sources, history and contemporary theorists involved in the study of Christian ethics. Using examples of specific practical matters such as...
Saint Augustine; Henry Bettenson; G....
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity. Written as a defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire...