Do Jesus's teachings add up to a coherent moral system, still relevant today? From the Sunday Times bestselling author of How the World Thinks.
In The Godless Gospel, Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions about Jesus - and the Christian values he promotes - by focusing on his teachings in the Gospels. Stripping away the religious elements, Baggini asks how we should understand Jesus's attitude to the renunciation of the self, to politics or to sexuality, as expressed in Jesus's often-elusive words.
An atheist from a Catholic background, Baggini grapples with Jesus's sometimes contradictory messages, and against his own scepticism, finds that Jesus's words amount to a purposeful and powerful philosophy, which has much to teach us today.
Julian Baggini's books include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, the bestselling The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, Do They Think You're Stupid?, The Ego Trick, The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, Freedom Regained, and the bestselling How The World Thinks, all published by Granta Books. He has written for various newspapers, magazines, academic journals and think tanks. His website is microphilosophy.net.
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