Is life meaningful without religion? Can one be moral and not believe in God? While many Americans believe that God is necessary to secure moral order, Paul Kurtz argues that it is quite possible for rationalists and freethinkers to lead exemplary lives. Embracing the Power of Humanism is a collection of essays organized into five parts: The Exuberant Life, Independence, Altruism, Humanism, and Ethical Truth throughout which Kurtz provides nonbelievers with ethical guidelines and encourages all individuals to take personal responsibility for moral excellence.
Paul Kurtz is professor of philosophy, emeritus, at SUNY, Buffalo. Known as the "Father of Secular Humanism," Dr. Kurtz is editor-in-chief of the magazine Free Inquiry and a member of the editorial board of the Skeptical Inquirer.