- ISBN 9780307278777 / 0307278778
- Title Letter to a Christian Nation
- Author Sam Harris
- Category Nature & Existence Of God
Folklore, Myths & Legends
Politics & Government
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 120
- Publisher Vintage Books USA
- Imprint Vintage Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 133mm x 11mm x 205mm
From the author of the “New York Times” bestseller “The End of Faith” comes a new, hard-hitting, and impassioned book that continues Harriss fight against the rigid adherence to Christian religious literalism that is altering the face of this nation.
From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .
Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books “The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, ”and“ Lying. The End of Faith” won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in over fifteen languages. Dr. Harris and his work have been discussed in “The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Time”, and many other publications. His writing has appeared in “The New York Times”, “Los Angeles Times”, “The Times” (London), “The”“Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Annals of Neurology”, and elsewhere. Dr. Harris is cofoun