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Religious Skepticism Bücher: God Is Not Great von Christopher Hitchens

God Is Not Great

Christopher Hitchens
How Religion Poisons Everything
4.0 (353 Rezensionen)
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God is Not Great traces the development of religious belief from the earliest, most primitive ages of humankind through to today. It attempts to explain the dangerous implications of religious thought and the reasons why faith still exists today. It also helps explain why scientific theory and religious belief can never be reconciled.

Wer God Is Not Great lesen sollte

  • Those who want to know how religions developed
  • Anyone who wants to understand the fight between religious and scientific thinking
  • Those who wish to see the negative aspects of religious belief

Religious Skepticism Bücher: On Being von Peter Atkins

On Being

Peter Atkins
A Scientist’s Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence
3.3 (69 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in On Being?

On Being makes the case for the superiority of the scientific method over religion and mysticism in studying the great questions of existence. Even in those cases where science is not yet able to replace every aspect of religious belief with objective facts, On Being suggests that it’s just a matter of time before they do.

Wer On Being lesen sollte

  • Religious people who want to understand their ideological rivals in science
  • Anybody interested in the philosophy of science
  • Anybody who likes to contemplate the meaning of life

Religious Skepticism Bücher: The Power of Myth von Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
4.3 (172 Rezensionen)
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The Power of Myth (1988) clarifies the origins, evolution and meaning of myths. By comparing stories from different cultures, myth-master Joseph Campbell demonstrates how myths give clarity to universal notions of life, love and death. As spirituality declines in Western culture, he explains that myths are more important than ever, as they help us understand the human experience.

Wer The Power of Myth lesen sollte

  • Humanities students or professors
  • Writers, storytellers, scriptwriters or anyone interested in the creation of myth
  • Spiritualists or religious thinkers curious about the role of myth in religion

Religious Skepticism Bücher: For Small Creatures Such as We von Sasha Sagan

For Small Creatures Such as We

Sasha Sagan
Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World
4.1 (81 Rezensionen)
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For Small Creatures Such as We (2019) is a guidebook for those seeking to celebrate the milestones of life – both joyful and painful – in a nonreligious context. By exploring traditional ceremonies through a scientific lens, author Sasha Sagan invites secular individuals to develop their own meaningful rituals that create wonder and provide comfort.

Wer For Small Creatures Such as We lesen sollte

  • Secular people wishing to participate in meaningful but nonreligious rituals
  • Families looking for new ways to celebrate milestones
  • Seekers of wonder wanting to connect more deeply with the natural world

Religious Skepticism Bücher: The God Equation von Michio Kaku

The God Equation

Michio Kaku
The Quest for a Theory of Everything
4.6 (362 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The God Equation?

The God Equation (2021) is an approachable look at the history and present of theoretical physics. This primer untangles the science behind relativity, string theory, and the search for the elusive “theory of everything.”

Wer The God Equation lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the tiniest scales of physics
  • Freethinkers asking the big question about the universe
  • Anyone curious about the structure of reality

Religious Skepticism Bücher: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus von Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi
A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
4.1 (80 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus?

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (2016) traces a young man’s dramatic spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. Packed with insights into the faith he grew up with as well as the faith he adopted later in life, Quereshi’s story will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those interested in the world’s greatest religions.

Wer Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus lesen sollte

  • Believers interested in interfaith dialogue
  • Anyone questioning their own faith journey
  • History buffs 

Religious Skepticism Bücher: Thus Spoke Zarathustra von Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche
4.3 (381 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Thus Spoke Zarathustra?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883) is a philosophical novel by Friedrich Nietzsche that explores the themes of religion, morality, culture, and society. It follows the journey of Zarathustra, a prophet who leaves his cave to share his wisdom with humanity. Along the way he encounters various characters who test his vision, and grapples with his own shortcomings.

Wer Thus Spoke Zarathustra lesen sollte

  • Those who like to challenge their own assumptions and values
  • People who enjoy poetic and metaphorical language and imagery
  • Students of history, philosophy, and culture

Religious Skepticism Bücher: The Sacred and the Profane von Mircea Eliade

The Sacred and the Profane

Mircea Eliade
The Nature of Religion
3.4 (27 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Sacred and the Profane?

The Sacred and the Profane (1957) looks at the dichotomy between religious and secular life, exploring how various cultures perceive and experience the sacred. By contrasting the traditional understanding of sacred time and space with the secular, linear perspective prevalent in modern societies it offers a deep analysis of how the sacred has shaped religious practices and beliefs throughout history.

Wer The Sacred and the Profane lesen sollte

  • Students of religious studies and theology
  • Philosophers interested in existential and metaphysical concepts
  • Historians exploring the evolution of religious beliefs

Religious Skepticism Bücher: Killing the Witches von Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Killing the Witches

Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts
4.1 (32 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Killing the Witches?

Killing the Witches (2023) revisits one of the most frightening episodes in American history: the Salem Witch Trials, which saw over 200 people accused of witchcraft and 20 killed. This dramatic history reveals how Puritan tradition shaped early America and examines its repercussions to this very day.

Wer Killing the Witches lesen sollte

  • Fans of Bill O’Reilly
  • Readers interested in Puritan history and early American culture 
  • Those interested in understanding mob mentality and mass hysteria

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