[Hac-announce] July 2021 Book Discussion: "This Life" by Martin Hägglund

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Mon Jun 28 11:32:07 EDT 2021

Our book for July is This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom by Yale philosopher Martin Hägglund. The discussion will take place Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm. Our meetings will return to USNH, at 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden. (Depending on the weather, we may be outside.)

>From Amazon:
This Life offers a profoundly inspiring basis for transforming our lives, demonstrating that our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. Philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that we need to cultivate not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions: what matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time.
"A sweepingly ambitious synthesis of philosophy, spirituality and politics, which starts with the case for confronting mortality, and ends with the case for democratic socialism. . . . Everything depends on what we do with our time together. This Life makes a forceful case for keeping that truth in mind.” – The Guardian
We look forward to seeing you in July as we begin to 'return to normal.'

Kevin (& Paula)
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