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Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith Paperback – International Edition, September 10, 1999
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Charles Bradley Templeton (October 7, 1915 – June 7, 2001) was a Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, agnostic, politician, newspaper editor, inventor, broadcaster and author. He was born and died in the same city, Toronto, Canada. His early education was at Parkdale Collegiate Institute.
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This is the memoir of a reluctant agnostic, written in the twilight of life (it was published when Templeton was 80 years old). It chronicles the author's life experiences with religion, beginning with a conversion experience, followed some 5 years later by a decision to go into the ministry. During his some 21 years in the ministry he worked with Billy Graham, and attended Princeton Theological Seminary.
Throughout his years in the ministry, he was troubled by increasing doubts about the validity of the Bible. These doubts eventually led him to abandon the Christian Religion entirely. This book runs through the issues that he found first troubling, then eventually incredible.
Compared to some of the other books of this genre, I appreciated the style and tone of this book. Templeton rejects the biblical myths as simply the philosophical musings of a primitive people trying to understand their world, but he does so with a modicum of restraint, rather than trash it all as a handbook for savagery. Also, he does indeed criticize the church and its doctrines, but without vilifying Religion as the most pernicious system humanity has ever developed.
The book is not an in-depth polemic against theism, nor is it an intellectual masterpiece, but it is a good look at what caused Charles Templeton to reluctantly renounce Christianity and embrace Agnosticism.
I'm so glad I stumbled onto this title thanks to its passing mention in a debate on YouTube!
Templeton seems to have been a smart, humble man and will be missed.
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