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Spiritual Snake Oil: Fads & Fallacies in Pop Culture S.C. Hitchcock

Spiritual Snake Oil: Fads & Fallacies in Pop Culture

S.C. Hitchcock

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
156 pages
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Spiritual Snake Oil shows that the same fallacies that plague religious apologetics also infect virtually all new age and spiritual writing. Author Chris Edwards does this by dissecting the arguments and assertions of the most prominent newMoreSpiritual Snake Oil shows that the same fallacies that plague religious apologetics also infect virtually all new age and spiritual writing. Author Chris Edwards does this by dissecting the arguments and assertions of the most prominent new age icons and spiritual writers. They include Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), Deepak Chopra (Life After Death), Dinesh DSouza (Life After Death), Francis Collinss (The Language of God), Rhonda Byrne (The Secret), and even Michael Crichton (a surprising defender of New Age thinking). As Edwards shows, the same fallacies, the same errors in argument, show up time after time in the writings of these--and virtually all other--new age and spiritual writers. In addition to explaining these fallacies in the chapters devoted to the individual authors, Edwards devotes a final chapter, A Compendium of Fallacies, to outlining the tricks and deceptive practices common to illogical arguments.