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Billington. Religion without God

Billington. Religion without God

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Published by: matsehar on Feb 18, 2012
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Religion Without God
‘An excellent writer… Billington’s book will be read with pleasure by scholars and intelligentlaypeople alike. The educated twenty-first-century mind says no to God, yet we seempredisposed to religiosity by virtue of our DNA.’Brooke N.Moore,
California State University, Chico
‘Well thought out and interesting.’Keith Ward,
Oxford University
‘In many ways this is the best book I have come across on this topic. The author has a very wideknowledge of various religions, and writes with remarkable clarity. He faces squarely thequestion of how to describe and evaluate religion in non-sectarian terms, and his answers areextremely persuasive. Both committed believers and non-believers will find his workenlightening.’ John Wilson,
Senior Research Associate,Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University
It is often assumed, particularly in the West, that religion and atheism don’t mix. In thischallenging and thought-provoking book, Ray Billington repudiates that notion anddemonstrates the viability and vitality of a religion without God.The author draws on a lifetime’s study of Asian religious traditions, including Zen andTaoism, and explores the religious dimensions of the encounter with nature, the arts and otherpeople. He develops an understanding of religion which identifies the transcendental in ourdaily experience.
Religion Without God 
offers a refreshing new understanding of religion, one that recognisesmodern concerns about belief in God, while providing a positive agenda for the role of faithand religion in people’s lives today.
Ray Billington
is External Examiner in Philosophy for the European baccalaureate and anexperienced and respected commentator on Eastern religion and philosophy. His books include
Understanding Eastern Philosophy, Living Philosophy
and
East of Existentialism,
all publishedby Routledge.

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