Religion » Atheism
Welcome to the Five Books recommendations on Atheism.
Atheism has never been more popular. But what are the main reasons why one might be an atheist? Is it seeing the amount of pain and suffering in the world as incompatible with a loving God? Or is it that a scientific worldview cannot be reconciled with religious doctrines?
Without belief in God, how do atheists locate the source of ultimate value? Can rightness and wrongness be objectively binding without a divine legislator? Can there a meaning of life in the absence of a cosmic architect?
Our book recommendations on atheism reflect such pressing questions. These include interviews with distinguished philosopher Mary Warnock, who discusses the status of morality without religious belief. Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne makes a case for the sheer incompatibility of religion and science. And, arguing that meaning is constructed by us rather than merely detected, Andrew Copson picks the best books on humanism.