An Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion Hardback
by John Haldane
Part of the Intelligent Person's Guide Series series
We live, allegedly, in a 'post-modern' age: modernity cast aside the narrative fantasies of the pre-modern era, and now it has itself been exposed as a cruel illusion.
Reason is a myth, and science is a threat. If post-modernity represents the final abandonment of all 'grand theories', how stands religion?
It is viewed as a particularly unbelievable form of explanation.
Yet its power to effect social and political change is undeniable.
Religion as a form of challenge to established order is acceptable; religion as a Divine instrument of salvation is regarded as outmoded.
Against this backdrop, the author argues that religion without God is like a car without an engine: it isn't going anywhere.
Drawing on many aspects of human culture he offers a defence of religion as not only credible but necessary.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 09/12/2000
- Category: Philosophy of religion
- ISBN: 9780715628676