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The Good Book

A Humanist Bible

By A. C Grayling

Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, the literary skill, and-yes-the audacity to conceive of a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A.C. Grayling has done by creating a non-religious Bible, drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judaeo-Christian and Islamic religions.

The Good Book
consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible, in its beauty of language and arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, offering to the non-religious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of secular humanist traditions that are older, far richer and more various than Christianity.

Organized in 12 main sections----Genesis, Histories, Widsom, The Sages, Parables, Consolations, Lamentations, Proverbs, Songs, Epistles, Acts, and the Good----The Good Book opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated.

Incorporating the writing of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, The Good Book will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

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Book

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780802717375


Format: Book
Author: Grayling, A. C
Summary: "...Grayling has distilled the work of hundreds of authors and more than one thousand texts using the same techniques...that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions. Their wit and advice, human stories, tragedies and yearnings, love and consolations are shaped into fourteen constituent parts that recall the Bible in structure: Genesis, Wisdom, Parables, Concord, Lamentations, Consolations, Sages, Songs, Histories, Proverbs, The Lawgiver, Acts, Epistles, and The Good...For a secular age in which many find that religion no longer speaks to them, 'The Good Book' is a literary tour de force..."--Dust jacket.
Title: The good book : a humanist bible / conceived, selected, redacted, arranged, worked, and in part written by A. C. Grayling.
Publisher Date: New York : Walker, 2011.
Subject: Humanism Secular humanism Humanism, Religious Humanistic ethics Humanism in literature
Isbn: 9780802717375 0802717373
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 144 Gra
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Bib Id: 358019

Format: Book
Author: Grayling, A. C.
Summary: "...Grayling has distilled the work of hundreds of authors and more than one thousand texts using the same techniques...that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions. Their wit and advice, human stories, tragedies and yearnings, love and consolations are shaped into fourteen constituent parts that recall the Bible in structure: Genesis, Wisdom, Parables, Concord, Lamentations, Consolations, Sages, Songs, Histories, Proverbs, The Lawgiver, Acts, Epistles, and The Good...For a secular age in which many find that religion no longer speaks to them, 'The Good Book' is a literary tour de force..."--Dust jacket.
Title: The good book : a humanist bible / conceived, selected, redacted, arranged, worked, and in part written by A. C. Grayling.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Walker, 2011.
Description: 597 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Humanism
Subjects: Secular humanism
Subjects: Humanism, Religious
Subjects: Humanistic ethics
Subjects: Humanism in literature
Other Title: Humanist bible
Contents: Genesis -- Wisdom -- Parables -- Concord -- Lamentations -- Consolations -- Sages -- Songs -- Histories -- Proverbs -- The Lawgiver -- Acts -- Epistles -- The Good.
ISBN: 9780802717375
ISBN: 0802717373
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 144 Gra