OT: Recommended reading for everyone - denominationally independent - ignorance, gut feelings

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 22 2019 6:05 PM

Quite by coincidence my son and I were reading on a very important current topic  - and we both recommend the book we were reading to anyone involved in discussing religion, politics, ethics .... Neither book is liberal or conservative

I have been reading Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know (The MIT Press) by Daniel R. DeNicola

My son has been reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 

If others have recommendations for similar literature, I'm interested.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 23 2019 5:15 AM

The Righteous Mind explained several important concepts that kept me turning pages. For instance: Why some will turn to drugs and others will never be tempted. Jonathan Haidt is an author that I keep an eye on.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 23 2019 5:31 AM

Throwing them on the Goodreads list!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 23 2019 9:06 AM

Alas, I don't think FL sells them yet.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 23 2019 9:18 AM

MJ. Smith:
If others have recommendations for similar literature, I'm interested.

You might like Finding Truth (and other books)  by Nancy Pearcy.  FL sells this:

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/products/48897/finding-truth-5-principles-for-unmasking-atheism-secularism-and-other-god-substitutes  

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Kolen Cheung | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 2:56 PM

MJ. Smith:

Quite by coincidence my son and I were reading on a very important current topic  - and we both recommend the book we were reading to anyone involved in discussing religion, politics, ethics .... Neither book is liberal or conservative

I have been reading Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know (The MIT Press) by Daniel R. DeNicola

My son has been reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 

If others have recommendations for similar literature, I'm interested.

Thanks for the suggestions.

For those who has University library access, you can check there first. For me, I'm able to obtain access to both of these, the first through JSTOR as PDF, and the second through EBSCOhost as ePub.

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