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This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom (Hardcover)

| Pantheon Books | 3/5/2019

ISBN-10 : 1101870400   ISBN-13 : 9781101870402   List Price : $29.95

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A profound, original, and accessible book that argues that a faith not in God or eternal life, but in the finite, temporal life we lead here on earth is one that gives that life far greater depth of meaning. A manifesto for a truly secular faith that speaks eloquently to both believers and agnostics alike. ?????

The?philosopher?and?critic?Martin?Hagglund?believes?that?we?need?a?new?way?of thinking?about?faith.?In?contrast?to?the?traditional?religious?faith?in?eternity,?he proposes?a?secular?faith?in?the?value?of?living?in?time.?He?argues?that?the?concept of?an?eternal?heaven?actually?renders?our?mortal?life?meaningless?since?it?assumes that?our?ultimate?aims?should?be?to escape?it.?Engaging?writers?and?thinkers?as diverse?as?C. S.?Lewis,?Kierkegaard,?St.?Augustine,?Nietzsche,?Martin?Luther,?and even?Karl?Ove?Knausgaard,?Hagglund?provides?not?only?a?critique?of?religious ideals,?but?also?a?positive,?alternative?understanding?of?the?beliefs?and?values?that can?motivate?us?to?live?lives?of?meaning?in?the?here?and?now.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1101870400
  • ISBN-13: 9781101870402
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.67 (d)
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