Little History Of Religion

£9.99

In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion – from the dawn of religious belief to the 21st century – with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

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“For readers in search of a thoughtful, thorough, and approachable survey of the history of religion, this book is an excellent place to start.”-Booklist
 
Written for those with faith and for those without-and especially for younger readers-A Little History of Religion sweeps us through the story of religion in our world, from the dawn of religious belief to the present.
 
An emphathetic yet discerning guide to the enduring importance of faith, Richard Holloway introduces us to the history and beliefs of the major world religions-Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism. He also explores where religious belief comes from; the search for meaning through the ages; how differences in belief sometimes lead to hostility and violence; what is a sect and what is a cult; and much more. Throughout, Holloway encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

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Weight 0.318 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

viii, 244

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

200.9 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K