Answering the critics who find humanism lacking the power to inspire, Murry brings a new vision of religious humanism--one that evokes compassion, spirituality and a language of reverence-while grounded in reason, community, social responsibility, science and ethics. Along with an accessible account of humanismís historical development, theological challenges and future directions, on these pages readers will discover a more open and inclusive humanism, one that speaks to the heart as well as the mind.
"An excellent choice for all who want to expand and deepen their understanding of non-theistic liberal religious alternatives." -Carol Hepokoski, minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Rochester, MN "Though Murry challenges traditional humanism, he seeks not to abandon it but to revivify it. Be we humanists or not, this is a book for all who care about liberal theology and the future of Unitarian Universalism." -William F. Schulz