Libro que me han prestado: The End of Faith por Sam Harris

por davidgp el 28/04/2008

Realmente debería haber leído este libro antes que Letter to a Christian Nation, dado que este es una contestación a las críticas recibidas, no muy amables, a lo que había escrito sobre la fe en este libro. La contestación a las críticas me gustó bastante, vamos a ver si el texto que creó la polémica me gusta o no.

The End of Faith - Sam harris

De la contraportada

The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated, almost personally understood.” – Natalie Angier, New York Times

In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs – even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Easter mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic.

The End of Faith is a genuinely frightening book… Read Sam Harris and wake up.” – Richard Dawkins, The Guardian.

“Sam Harris launches a sustained nuclear assult… The End of Faith is a brave, pugilistic attempt to demolish the walls that currently insulate religious people from criticism… The End of Faith is badly needed.” -Johann Hari, The Independent

“This book will strike a chord with anyone who has ever pondered the irrationality of religious faith… Even Mr. Harris’s critic will have to concede the force of an analysis which roams so far and wide, from the persecution of the Cathars to the composition of George Bush’s cabinet.” -The Economist

Sam Harris is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of spiritual disciplines, for twenty years. He is now completing a doctorate in neuroscience, studying the neural basis of belief, disbelief, and uncertainty. Please visit his Web site at

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