God: All That Matters
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'Mark Vernon writes with sharp insight and a generous understanding of how humans search and create meanings to sustain their lives' - Madeleine Bunting, Guardian.
Vernon therefore looks to move the argument on from the debates between atheist and religious fundamentalists, to look at how people through time have looked for, experienced, and explained God - in suffering, in nature, in morality, in peak experiences, in goodness, in the future and in love.
This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to a wide range of perspectives on God.
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All That Matters books:
Mark Vernon has an unparalleled ability to convey profound philosophical ideas in a manner that is both accessible and personal but also rigorous and challenging.'- Raymond Tallis
Mark Vernon is a journalist, broadcaster, teacher and author of several books. He is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and has degrees in physics, and theology and a PhD in philosophy. He was a priest in the Church of England, left a convinced atheist, though now takes religious and spiritual
Keep up with Mark Vernon on his website: www.markvernon.com.
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Books on the following subjects are available from the All That Matters series: Muhammad, Water, Political Philosophy, Sustainability, Philosophy, Intelligence, Love, Russian Revolution, War, and Creativity.To find out more visit: www.allthatmattersbooks.com
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - spbooks - LibraryThing
A simple, articulate summary by an agnostic Christian of a few of the major issues related to the idea of God. Considers questions from a broader perspective than the Judeo-Christian and tackles some ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing
Isn't it a gross arrogance to suggest that one can cover 'All That Matters' about God in 127 pages? The answer is probably, "Yes" but, what this little tome does very well, is to pull various threads ... Read full review