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A fascinating exploration of human morality from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Waiting for the Last Bus and Leaving Alexandria.
The use of God in any moral debate is so problematic as to be almost worthless. We can argue whether this or that alleged claim emanated from God, but surely it is better to leave God out of the argument altogether and find strong human reasons for supporting the systems that we advocate. Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality.
About the Author
Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Leaving Alexandria won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio; Waiting for the Last Bus originated as a five-part series on Radio 4 in 2016.
The title of this book might suggest it is an unusual one for the Bishop of Edinburgh to have written, but one can't help be glad that he did . . . Holloway's language and style are engaging, his research conscientious and his conclusions thoughtful and frequently wise - Sunday Times
Passionate [and] provocative - Observer
A book of morals for our brave new world, by a very wise man indeed. Inspiring. Fascinating. Full of hope - FAY WELDON
Lucid and exhilarating - Independent on Sunday
His conclusions are refreshing . . . a brave and scholarly book - Observer
This is a courageous book for a bishop to write, and everything it says about morality is right and true - Literary Review
ISBN: 9781786893918 ISBN-10: 1786893916 Series: Canons Audience:
Number Of Pages: 176 Published: 4th April 2019 Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 3