An Atheist Defends Religion

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Alpha, 2009 - Religion - 239 pages
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A new perspective.

Defending religion as a cultural institution in the face of resurgent atheistic thought

For centuries, the theism-atheism debate has been dominated by two positions: stringent believers committed to the "yes, there is a God" argument, and atheists vehemently driven to repudiate not only God, but also religion as a cultural institution. To date, this is the first and only mainstream book in which a nonbeliever criticizes atheism and affirms religion.

An Atheist Defends Religionpersuasively argues that religion is overwhelmingly beneficial for humanity, regardless of whether God exists, based on a new paradigm of 10 affirmative dimensions that make up religious experience. It also puts to rest the theory that religion is behind most of the world's sectarian violence by showing that religion becomes evil when it is politicized. Readers will learn they do not have to be fundamentalists to be believers, and about the value and benefits of religion itself.

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User Review  - Prayson Daniel - Goodreads

Bruce Sheiman, in a 256 pages-Alpha published book, An Atheist Defends Religion: Why Humanity Is Better Off with Religion(2009), went head on against the popular myth of new atheism movement that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan magdalene - Goodreads

"An Atheist Defends Religion is the first book to identify and evaluate the affirmative dimensions of the human spirit that find expression in religion" -The Author, from the introduction. While ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Bruce Sheiman has been a student of philosophy and theology for 30 years and is the author of Getting into Graduate Business School. His interest in the atheismtheism debate led him to the Unitarian Universalist Church of All Souls in Manhattan, one of the nation s most influential progressive religious communities.

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