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Humanist Book Discussion Group - St. Augustine


The FCFS Humanist Book Discussion Group - St. Augustine meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the SECOND SUNDAY of each month, at the clubhouse of a private condominium on Anastasia Island, in St. Augustine. Contact Charlie West at westjrcw@gmail.com for further information (address, directions, and gate code) and to RSVP.

If the reading list is not current, contact Charlie (westjrcw@gmail.com), as he is the man in the know!

Reading List

• September 10, 2017 - The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology, by Stuart Clark
• August 13, 2017 - Strangers in Their Own Land, Anger and Mourning on the American Right, by Arlie Russell Hochschils
• July 13, 2017 - The Gene: An Intimate History, by Siddartha Murkerjee
• June 8, 2017 - Cancelled
• May 11, The Village Atheist: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation, by Leigh Eric Schmidt
• April 13, 2017 - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell

 

• March 9, 2017 - The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld, by Jamie Bartlett
• February 9, 2017 - Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
• January 12, 2017 - Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, by Mitch Albom
• December 8, 2016 - Holiday Gathering
• November 10, 2016 - Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History, by Chris Rodda

• October 13, 2016 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Norah Harari
• September 8, 2016 - Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, by Robert Reich
• August 11, 2016 - Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World, by David Slverman
• July 14, 2016 - One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, 
by  Paul Kruse
• June 9 - Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, by Bart Ehrman
• May 12 - The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
• April 14, 2016 - A Briefer History of Time, by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
• March 12, 2016 - Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle
• February 11, 2016 - The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, by Jeff Sharlet
• January 14, 2016 - The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan
• December 10, 2015 - Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
• November 12, 2015 - The Story of the Human Body, by Daniel Lieberman
• October 8, 2015 - Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible, by Jerry A. Coyne
• September 10, 2015 - Living the Secular Life, by Phil Zuckerman
• August 13, 2015 - The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer, selected and with introductions by Christopher Hitchens
• July 9, 2015 - Infidel by, Ayann Hirsi Ali
• June 11, 2015 - The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism, by A. C. Grayling
• May 14, 2015 - Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics, by Reinhold Niebuhr
• April 9, 2015 - In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty, by Edward M. Buckner and Michael E. Buckner
• March 12, 2015 - The Great Debate, by Yuval Levin
• February 12, 2015 - Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby
• January 8, 2015 - On Human Nature, by E.O. Wilson
• December 11, 2014 - The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, by Sam Harris
• November 13, 2014 - Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton
• October 9, 2014 - Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer and Stephen Jay Gould
• September 11, 2014 - Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel C. Dennett
• August 14, 2014 - Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg Epstein
• July 10, 2014 - The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion, by Peter Berger
• June 12, 2014 - The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt
• May 8, 2014 - Becoming More Fully Human - Religious Humanism as a Way of Life, by William R. Murry
• April 10, 2014 - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan
• February 13, 2014 - God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
• January 9, 2014 - Moral Minority:  Our Skeptical Founding Fathers, by Brooke Allen
• December 12, 2013 - The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates, by Frans de Waal (2013)
• November 14, 2013 - Touching a Nerve:  The Self as Brain, by Patricia H. Churchland
• October 14, 2013 - Religion in the Making, by Alfred North Whitehead
• September 16, 2013 - The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine
• August 12, 2013 - Godless:  How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists, by Dan Barker
• July 8, 2013 - The Attack of the Theocrats, by Sean Faircloth
• June 10, 2013 - The Great Agnostic, Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought, by Susan Jacoby 
• May 13, 2013 - When Atheism Becomes Religion:  America's New Fundamentalists, by Chris Hedges