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Grayling explains he has spent several decades on his ambitious project, distilling what he. Grayling is a professor of philosophy at birkbeck college, university of. Grayling, britains most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible. The good book 890 printed pages drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative nonreligious writing on all that it means to be human from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life a. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and parliament, imposing fixed terms for mps, introducing proportional. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature. He has written and edited numerous works of philosophy and is the author of biographies of descartes and william hazlitt. The good book quotes showing 19 of 9 the wise say that our failure is to form habits. A c grayling ebooks epub and pdf downloads ebookmall. The philosopher ac grayling has created a secular bible, but its guidance. This acclaimed book by a c grayling is available at in several formats for your ereader. A humanist bible and millions of other books are available for. Designed to be read as narrative and also to be dipped into for inspiration, encouragement and. The garden, the curtain and the cross easter calendar.
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