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The Good Book - A Humanist Bible

A. C. Grayling

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Description:

Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious Bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions. The Good Book consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible, in the beauty of its language and its arrangement into short chapters and verses, offering to the nonreligious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of various secular humanist traditions. Organized in twelve main sections, The Good Book opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated. Inspired by the work of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, The Good Book will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Page

Length:

24h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:35


Part 1
Part 1

30:49


Part 2
Part 2

48:40


Part 3
Part 3

01:10:19


Part 4
Part 4

39:12


Part 5
Part 5

47:46


Part 6
Part 6

01:28:41


Part 7
Part 7

34:15


Part 8
Part 8

01:26:58


Part 9, Chapter 1
Part 9, Chapter 1

52:07


Part 9, Chapter 15
Part 9, Chapter 15

47:01


Part 9, Chapter 24
Part 9, Chapter 24

36:44


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

37:26


Part 9, Chapter 40
Part 9, Chapter 40

40:17


Part 9, Chapter 49
Part 9, Chapter 49

33:25


Part 9, Chapter 56
Part 9, Chapter 56

01:00:30


Part 9, Chapter 71
Part 9, Chapter 71

51:39


Part 9, Chapter 83
Part 9, Chapter 83

56:25


Part 9, Chapter 99
Part 9, Chapter 99

57:58


Part 10
Part 10

01:29:38


Part 11
Part 11

01:52:59


Part 12, Chapter 1
Part 12, Chapter 1

47:01


Part 12, Chapter 16
Part 12, Chapter 16

36:39


Part 12, Chapter 28
Part 12, Chapter 28

39:53


Part 12, Chapter 40
Part 12, Chapter 40

39:31


Part 12, Chapter 50
Part 12, Chapter 50

51:31


Part 12, Chapter 67
Part 12, Chapter 67

31:10


Part 12, Chapter 78
Part 12, Chapter 78

31:06


Part 13
Part 13

01:12:47


Part 14
Part 14

19:56


Part 15
Part 15

00:22