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How to be an Agnostic

How to be an Agnostic

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The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. How To Be An Agnostic 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. Mark Vernon was an Anglican priest, left a conviction atheist, and now finds himself to be a committed, searching agnostic. Part personal story, part spiritual search, this journey through physics and philosophy concludes that the contemporary lust for certainty is demeaning of our humanity. We live in a time of spiritual crisis, but the key to wisdom -- as Socrates, the great theologians and the best scientists know -- is embracing the limits of our knowledge. This much expanded edition was previously published as After Atheism, and includes new chapters looking at mindfulness meditation, pic'n'mix religion, quantum spirituality, the probability of God and why Stephen Hawking is wrong about nothing.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyIslamic & Arabic philosophyReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsHumanist & secular alternatives to religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 04/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9780230293212  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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MARK VERNON began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England, left an atheist, and is now a searching agnostic on such things. He is a writer and journalist, other titles including The Meaning of Friendship and Wellbeing, part of the Art of Living series he edits. He writes regularly for The Guardian and New Statesmen amongst other publications, is on the faculty at The School of Life in London, and is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, He has degrees in physics and theology, and a PhD in Philosophy

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