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Conjectures - Living With Questions (Paperback)

James Leatt

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James Leatt was nine when the Nationalist Party came to power, and eleven when he saw a documentary of the Allied forces liberating Nazi death camps. For most of his life the shadows of apartheid and the Holocaust have dogged his beliefs about faith, the meaning of life and the moral challenges humankind faces.

Conjectures is a philosophical reflection on his life and times as he grapples with the realities of parish work in black communities, teaching ethics in a business school under apartheid, managing a university in the dying days of the Nationalist regime, and eventually working in higher education in post-apartheid South Africa.

Weaving strands of his personal life with the questions of theodicy and modernity as well as drawing upon the Western philosophical tradition and the wisdom of East Asian traditions such as Taoism and Buddhism, he comes to terms with a disenchanted reality which has no need for supernatural or magical thought and practice.

He has learned to live with questions. If you no longer believe in God and a sacred text, what are your sources of meaning? What kind of moral GPS allows you to find your way? Is what might be called a secular spirituality even possible?

Conjectures traces the author’s search for a secular way of being that is meaningful, mindful and reverent.

General

Imprint: Karavan Press
Release date: 27 August 2021
Authors: James Leatt
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-93587-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Religious groups
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Christian theology > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian theology > General
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Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
LSN: 0-620-93587-1
Barcode: 9780620935876

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