Books about Humanism

Suggested introductory reading

  • What is Humanism? by the Humanist Philosopher’s Group at the Humanists UK. For this and other books and pamphlets produced by the group.
  • Humanism An Introduction by Jim Herrick
  • Humanism A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Law
  • Modern Humanism: Living without Religion by Alfred Hobson and Neil Jenkins


Further reading

  • On Humanism (Thinking in Action) by Richard Norman
  • Humanism, A Beginner’s Guide by Peter Cave
  • All in the Mind: Farewell to God by Ludovic Kennedy
  • God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • What Is Secular Humanism? by Paul Kurtz
  • Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness by A.C. Grayling
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • The End of the Affair by Sam Harris
  • Parenting without God by Jane Wynne Wilson
As well as usual online sources, several of these books can be bought through the Humanists UK store.
Humanists UK also has a Philosophers Group which produces pamphlets and books.