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The Agnostic Reader

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Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English


  • Agnosticism & atheism,
  • Agnosticism,
  • Nonfiction,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - World Religions

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages1
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8851266M
ISBN 101591025338
ISBN 109781591025337

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The Agnostic Reader Library contains an extensive collection of writings and visuals related to the study of agnosticism. It is organized into a number of categories which represent essential elements of the agnostic philosophy. A good book comes by, open to possession and I can't pass it up. Of late I have tried hard to limit my "book" collecting to Stephen King (and his son) books but I have a very hard time getting rid of excess books that I already own. Did haul 2 boxes to the library for their sale last year but have not looked at the home "library" for discards. agnosticism (ăgnŏs´tĬsĬzəm), form of skepticism that holds that the existence of God cannot be logically proved or prominent agnostics have been Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, and T. H. Huxley (who coined the word agnostic in ). Immanuel Kant was an agnostic who argued that belief in divinity can rest only on faith.   The Paperback of the The Agnostic Reader by S. T. Joshi at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! First published in , this book has been helpful for over half a century to people not comfortable with the religious format of typical funeral services. The author, renowned humanist Corliss Lamont, last revised the text in Brand: Prometheus Books.