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Why Faith Matters

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ISBN-10: 0061633348

ISBN-13: 9780061633348

Edition: 2008

Authors: David J. Wolpe

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Judging by today's bestseller lists, one would think that religion is either irrational or extreme. What's missing is a genuine debate between the atheists and fanatics; someone to point out that religion has value in the modern world. Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of the atheists and the hatred of the fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton-all individuals of faith who brought religion and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Forewordp. ix
Preludep. xi
From Faith to Doubtp. 1
Where Does Religion Come From?p. 21
Does Religion Cause Violence?p. 41
Does Science Disprove Religion?p. 81
What Does Religion Really Teach?p. 109
Reading the Biblep. 157
Is Religion Good for You?p. 177
Why Faith Mattersp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 199
Notesp. 201
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