Chris Stedman on 'Faitheist'

'Faitheist' by Chris Stedman
Book cover courtesy of publisher

In his new book, "Faitheist," religion scholar Chris Stedman draws on his own unique religious experiences and academic studies to explain why it's necessary to bridge the growing divide between atheists and religious adherents.

From the Huffington Post review:

Chris humanizes atheism by sharing his life and his values; he aims to end the cycle of isolation and tribalism by encouraging others to contribute their own story to our collective narrative. The more we get to know each other, the more our prejudices will dissolve. Toward the end of the book, he notes: "The moment I shared my story as an atheist, others felt more comfortable sharing their own." "Faitheist" isn't just a memoir; it's a continuation of the biographical heritage established by "Roots", "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Hiroshima" -- the books that informed Chris about the radical depths of human suffering and inspired his dedication to justice -- but it is also the predecessor to a new generation of compassionate voices articulating their beliefs while serving humanity.

Stedman joined The Daily Circuit Monday, Jan. 7 to discuss his book.

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