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By Benjamin T. Jones

What can Mary Wollstonecraft educate Christians approximately sexual ethics? Can John Stuart Mill support the church comprehend toleration? Are there classes for the Christian international from writers like Marx, Nehru, Shelley, Popper, and Hume? Atheism for Christians seems on the paintings of a few of the main influential secular thinkers and asks what Christians can study with out giving up their religion or center values. vital smooth concerns akin to gender equality, same-sex marriage, creationism and evolution, abortion, common wellbeing and fitness, biblical literalism, and spiritual tribalism, this paintings bargains a clean viewpoint on previous questions.
The Bible says the worth of knowledge is way above rubies. it's going to no longer topic the place that knowledge comes from. The Christian global may be in a position to rejoice and study from the highbrow giants within the secular culture simply as atheists can nonetheless take pleasure in the nice educational and inventive contribution of Christianity. The nexus among religion and cause is usually stretched yet shouldn't ever 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 benefit.

"Benjamin T. Jones's Atheism for Christians is by way of turns erudite, witty, autobiographical, either laid-back (as befits an Australian) but hortatory. This brief booklet provides 9 glowing chapters that spotlight the contributions of atheists, secularists, and plain-old nonreligious thinkers from which the modern Christian church buildings might 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 concerning sexism, technology, ethics, the social agreement, and politics, between different very important subject matters. One nice power 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 experiences, experiences in faith, Arts and Social Sciences, The college of Sydney

"This publication is an important learn for everybody who's yes in their religion, or lack thereof. Dr. Jones highlights the ways in which Christians and atheists are studying from one another: an pressing message while there's a lot clash round religion, and so little solution, along with his thorough and leading edge variety of writing and learn. when you are a Christian, or an atheist, do not pass over out."
--Tanya Levin, writer of People in Glass homes: An Insider's tale of a existence out and in of Hillsong

Benjamin T. Jones is a historian and social commentator on the Australian nationwide collage. His prior books contain Republicanism and liable Government (2014) and Project Republic (2013).

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