After Atheism: Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life

Paperback | January 15, 2008

byMark Vernon

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The broadside against religion launched by a new breed of evangelical atheists has generated much heat but little light. Locked in battle against their Christian opponents the argument goes nowhere fast, and in an age of extremism, nurtures the dangerous vice of intolerance. Mark Vernon was an Anglican priest, left a conviction atheist, but now finds himself to be a committed and increasingly passionate agnostic. Part personal story, part philosophical search, After Atheism argues that the contemporary lust for certainty is demeaning of our humanity. The key to wisdom - as Socrates, the great theologians and the best scientists know - is understanding the limits of our knowledge.

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The broadside against religion launched by a new breed of evangelical atheists has generated much heat but little light. Locked in battle against their Christian opponents the argument goes nowhere fast, and in an age of extremism, nurtures the dangerous vice of intolerance. Mark Vernon was an Anglican priest, left a conviction atheist...

MARK VERNON is a writer, broadcaster, blogger(www.philosophyandlife.com) and journalist. He published Business: The Key Concepts with Routledge in 2002 as well as chapters on philosophy in various academic books. He was a priest in the Church of England 1994-1996 and holds a PhD in Philosophy from Warwick University, UK. He is the aut...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.63 × 5.4 × 0.52 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Introduction * Socrates' Quest: The Beginning of Wisdom * Cosmologists and Darwinists: The Limits of Science * Visions of Reality: Science and Wonder * Bad Faith: Religion as Certainty * Christian Agnosticism: Learned Ignorance * Following Socrates: A Way of Life * How to be an Agnostic: An Aphoristic A-Z * Further Reading and References *
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