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The Essence of Humanism: Free Thought versus Religious Belief

Author: Glenn M. Hardie; BA, M.Ed
ISBN-10: 1413451136
ISBN-13: 978-1413451139
To Purchase: Amazon US / Amazon UK


The book is in two parts. Part One deals with the principles and practices of humanism and free thought. Part Two deals with religious beliefs (both theistic and non-theistic) and the reasons why many people hold them. There is also a brief personal introductory Prologue and an Epilogue which addresses some of the more controversial issues in the book. There are some appendices (such as information about humanist and free thought publications and organizations), a comprehensive bibliography, and a detailed index.

About the Author

Glenn Hardie was a founding member of the B.C. Humanist Association and served on its Board for many years. He is a member of the Humanist Association of Canada and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Mr. Hardie holds degrees in philosophy and education and diplomas in construction economics and property appraisal. He is married with two grown children.

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