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Religion for Atheists

(2012)
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Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyesAll of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live.And he suggests that non-believers can learn and steal from them.Picking and choosing from the thousands of years of advice assembled by the world's great religions to get practical insights on art, community, love, friendship, work, life and death, Alain de Botton shows us a range of fascinating ideas on a range of topics, including relationships, work, culture, love and death - and that could be of use to all of us, irrespective of whether we do or don't believe.In the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton takes us one step further than Dawkins and Hitchens have ventured and into a world of ideas beyond the God debate . . .'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live' Jeanette Winterson, The Times'A beautiful, inspiring book . . . offering a glimpse of a more enlightened path' Sunday Telegraph'Packed with tantalizing goads to thought and playful prompts to action' Independent'Smart, stimulating, sensitive. A timely and perceptive appreciation of how much wisdom is embodied in religious traditions and how we godless moderns might learn from it' Financial Times'There isn't a page in this book that doesn't contain a striking idea or a stimulating parallel' Mail on Sunday'Packed with tantalizing goads to thought and playful prompts to action' IndependentAlain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Architecture of Happiness, Status Anxiety, Essays in Love, A Week at the Airport and The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-307-37910-8 / 978-0-307-37910-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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March 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-7710-2597-1 / 978-0-7710-2597-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Signal
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January 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-241-14477-9 / 978-0-241-14477-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-14-104631-7 / 978-0-14-104631-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-307-47682-0 / 978-0-307-47682-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-7710-2598-X / 978-0-7710-2598-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Signal
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-241-96405-9 / 978-0-241-96405-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Religion for Atheists
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-241-14535-X / 978-0-241-14535-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author(s): Alain Botton
ISBN: 1-5318-1734-3 / 978-1-5318-1734-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon