Belief, Unbelief, Ethics and Life

Belief, Unbelief, Ethics and Life


We all want to know how to achieve good, positive, satisfying, fulfilling and happy lives, and at its heart this book helps enable us to obtain the understanding necessary to attain these positive attributes.

Leslie Scrase's thoughtful and straightforward approach to the weighty subject matter of the title make it interesting and accessible. By racing through history and whizzing selectively around the world, we can see that belief and unbelief have always lived side by side and that belief has developed from very primitive beginnings to metamorphose into the major religions of today.

Philosophical thinking spans both religion and unbelief, but it is less well known that ethics is also a subject that spans both. Believers and unbelievers have always been concerned with trying to pin down the values and principles by which people should try to live.

So the primary purpose of this book is to paint a picture of human thought and endeavour which may help us as we think about our own lives and how best to live them.

ISBN: 9781852001650 

Size: 217x140mm 

Binding: hardback 

Length: 138pp

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About the author:

Leslie Scrase

The author was born in Addiscombe, East Croydon. He was evacuated in 1939 and again in 1940, which led to his attendance at Selhurst Grammar School followed by Shebbear College in North Devon. 

Following National Service in the Royal Navy he went to Richmond College, London University. Trained as a Methodist Minister, he worked in many places around Britain and also in South India, where he was Principal of an adult training college. 

When his views on theology changed, Leslie Scrase left his Ministry and created his own business in Surrey: Alpha Cars, a chauffeur driven service mostly for businessmen and the stars. In 1996 he left this business to concentrate on his work as a Humanist Celebrant, lecturer and author. 

His published books include a number of thought-provoking commentaries dealing with Humanism and theology, fiction for both adults and children, poetry and three autobiographical fiction accounts:

Twice married, he and Wendy share over twenty grandchildren. In their spare time they are to be found at their home in Dorset.