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Publisher Description

"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, New York Times

In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

Politics & Current Events
September 17
W. W. Norton & Company
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Brent Bracamontes ,

Well-written and worth your time

Dr. Harris writes convincingly of the dangers of religious ideologies. Of the many insightful and poignant remarks made in this work, Harris' thesis regarding advancements in weapons technologies is the most relevant, as well as the most alarming.

Harris also sets himself apart from his other "New Atheist" colleagues by discussing novel interpretations of concepts like spirituality and nirvana. Harris is a wonderful author with something important to say. We should all be advised to pay attention.

Amy Meditate ,

Best book on religion period!

Harris articulates his points masterfully. He WILL change your mind!

sspunch ,

So glad that I read this book including the bibliography

I am glad Sam Harris a westerner with good training in the west wrote the book without bias against eastern contemplative self enquiry. I felt a breath of fresh air not to be subjected to dogmas of both east and west

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