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By Benjamin T. Jones

ISBN-10: 1498225829

ISBN-13: 9781498225823

ISBN-10: 1498225845

ISBN-13: 9781498225847

What can Mary Wollstonecraft train Christians approximately sexual ethics? Can John Stuart Mill aid the church comprehend toleration? Are there classes for the Christian global from writers like Marx, Nehru, Shelley, Popper, and Hume? Atheism for Christians appears on the paintings of a few of the main influential secular thinkers and asks what Christians can research with no giving up their religion or center values. taking a look at vital sleek matters akin to gender equality, same-sex marriage, creationism and evolution, abortion, common overall healthiness, biblical literalism, and spiritual tribalism, this paintings deals a clean standpoint on previous questions.
The Bible says the price of knowledge is way above rubies. it's going to no longer subject the place that knowledge comes from. The Christian global may be capable of have a good time and examine from the highbrow giants within the secular culture simply as atheists can nonetheless relish the good educational and inventive contribution of Christianity. The nexus among religion and cause is usually stretched yet should not be deserted. Atheism for Christians deals a different perception into the paintings of a few of the best secular thinkers and argues there's a lot to profit.

"Benjamin T. Jones's Atheism for Christians is via turns erudite, witty, autobiographical, either laid-back (as befits an Australian) but hortatory. This brief publication provides 9 glowing chapters that spotlight the contributions of atheists, secularists, and plain-old nonreligious thinkers from which the modern Christian church buildings may well learn--a lot. The works of a gallery of notables, together with Karl Marx, David Hume, Peter Singer, Rosa Luxembourg, John Stuart Mill, and Simone de Beauvoir, are mined for insights relating to sexism, technology, ethics, the social agreement, and politics, between different very important subject matters. One nice energy of Jones's readable publication is that he attracts upon many very important Christian thinkers whose paintings interacts productively with that of the nonreligious students he provides, considerably expanding the relevance of his message for Christians."
--Carole M. Cusack, Professor of non secular stories, experiences in faith, Arts and Social Sciences, The collage of Sydney

"This e-book is a necessary learn for everybody who's certain in their religion, or lack thereof. Dr. Jones highlights the ways in which Christians and atheists are studying from one another: an pressing message whilst there's lots clash round religion, and so little solution, along with his thorough and leading edge kind of writing and study. while you are a Christian, or an atheist, do not leave out out."
--Tanya Levin, writer of People in Glass homes: An Insider's tale of a lifestyles out and in of Hillsong

Benjamin T. Jones is a historian and social commentator on the Australian nationwide college. His past books contain Republicanism and in charge Government (2014) and Project Republic (2013).

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