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.
For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times
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256 pp, 40 b/w illus.
Yale University Press, New Haven/London, 2017
14 x 20 cm
Religious History - Teens+
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.
About the author
Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is an internationally popular writer and broadcaster. His more than twenty books include the best-selling Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt. He lives in Edinburgh, UK.