Religion for Atheists

A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Publisher: Signal

From the author of The Architecture of Happiness, a bold argument on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer.

     What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false -- but that religion still has some very important things to teach the secular world.


"This is a wonderfully provocative book.... De Botton excels at exposing the emptiness of contemporary self-congratulation. He has a fine eye for the senselessness of hypermodern urban life." Globe and Mail

"[De Botton's] thoughtfulness encourages atheists and believers alike to ponder the accrued knowledge and insight that all religions can offer to a troubled world." Vancouver Sun

"A compelling, thought-provoking work." Edmonton Journal