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Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton.. Alain de Botton imagines what it would be like if our secular institutions lived up to their cultural mission, not just as tastemakers, but as soul-shapers. Fascinating.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"De Botton is not calling for a religious revival. He finds it impossible to take faith in God seriously. He assumes that none of his educated readers could possibly believe in spooky ghosts in the sky. Instead, he is calling on secular institutions to adopt religion’s pedagogy, to mimic the rituals, habits and teaching techniques that churches, mosques and synagogues perfected over centuries."

The New York Times

"Highly original and thought-provoking book..... de Botton is a lively, engaging writer."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Alain is the author of seven non-fiction books that look at the great questions of ordinary life - love, friendship, work, travel, home - in a way that is intellectually rigorous, therapeutic, amusing and always highly readable. His goal is to bring ideas back to where they belong: at the center of our lives. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (320 pp. Passion Rational: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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