New PDF release: Atheism for Christians: Are There Lessons for the Religious

By Benjamin T. Jones

What can Mary Wollstonecraft train Christians approximately sexual ethics? Can John Stuart Mill aid the church comprehend toleration? Are there classes for the Christian international from writers like Marx, Nehru, Shelley, Popper, and Hume? Atheism for Christians seems to be on the paintings of a few of the main influential secular thinkers and asks what Christians can study with no giving up their religion or middle values. taking a look at very important sleek concerns reminiscent of gender equality, same-sex marriage, creationism and evolution, abortion, common well-being, biblical literalism, and non secular tribalism, this paintings bargains a clean standpoint on outdated questions.
The Bible says the worth of knowledge is way above rubies. it may no longer topic the place that knowledge comes from. The Christian international could be in a position to rejoice and examine from the highbrow giants within the secular culture simply as atheists can nonetheless have fun with the nice educational and inventive contribution of Christianity. The nexus among religion and cause is typically stretched yet shouldn't ever be deserted. Atheism for Christians deals a distinct perception into the paintings of a few of the best secular thinkers and argues there's a lot to profit.

"Benjamin T. Jones's Atheism for Christians is by way of turns erudite, witty, autobiographical, either laid-back (as befits an Australian) but hortatory. This brief ebook offers 9 gleaming chapters that spotlight the contributions of atheists, secularists, and plain-old nonreligious thinkers from which the modern Christian church buildings may possibly learn--a lot. The works of a gallery of notables, together with Karl Marx, David Hume, Peter Singer, Rosa Luxembourg, John Stuart Mill, and Simone de Beauvoir, are mined for insights concerning sexism, technology, ethics, the social agreement, and politics, between different vital subject matters. One nice power of Jones's readable e-book is that he attracts upon many very important Christian thinkers whose paintings interacts productively with that of the nonreligious students he offers, considerably expanding the relevance of his message for Christians."
--Carole M. Cusack, Professor of spiritual experiences, experiences in faith, Arts and Social Sciences, The collage of Sydney

"This booklet is an important learn for everybody who's yes in their religion, or lack thereof. Dr. Jones highlights the ways in which Christians and atheists are studying from one another: an pressing message whilst there's a lot clash round religion, and so little solution, together with his thorough and leading edge type of writing and learn. while you're a Christian, or an atheist, do not omit out."
--Tanya Levin, writer of People in Glass homes: An Insider's tale of a existence out and in of Hillsong

Benjamin T. Jones is a historian and social commentator on the Australian nationwide collage. His prior books contain Republicanism and liable Government (2014) and Project Republic (2013).

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