Divinity of Doubt
God and Atheism on Trial
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|Format: ||Paperback, 368 pages, First Trade Paper Ed Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2012|
In this controversial New York Times bestseller, Vincent Bugliosi, the fearless attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson, turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists, indicting both camps for the intellectual shortcuts each takes to arrive at their conclusions. He argues lucidly and persuasively why agnosticism-and a healthy skepticism toward certainty of all kinds-is the most responsible position to take with regard to the existence of God. Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on religion, urging us to recognize the limits of what we know, and what we cannot know, about the ineffable mysteries of existence.
About the Author
Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. And the Sea Will Tell, Outrage, and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder were also New York Times bestsellers. HBO will produce his Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy as a ten-hour mini-series. He lives in Pasadena, California.
"I found myself following my wife around the house reading passages of Bugliosi's book to her out loud. I wish I'd written this wonderfully funny deeply moving antidote to the false certainties -- both religious and irreligious -- that have divided our society into warring camps yammering at each other about things no one understands."--Frank Schaeffer "New York Times" bestselling author of "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back" "Always eloquent, this is a fascinating read." --"Publishers Weekly" "Bugliosi's arguments, while familiar, are well-reasoned, clearly presented, and provide a good introductory survey of the theist-versus-atheist-versus-agnostic debate." --Booklist
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