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 listeners, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.
Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today's fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists and more.
Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.
©2016 Richard Holloway (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
yes - fascinating details of known history from a different perspective
all of it
made me think
Well written and narrated. A panoramic, but a little more than a whistle stop tour of the world's religions. Highly recommended for the enquirer, also a good refresher
Well done, really good book. Lot of info without being too overwhelming. And it never formed an opinion, just stated history and facts
High level overview of religions and their doctrines? Good prospective on the dogmas that shape mankind's spiritual quest.
"Eye opener "
Really enjoyed the history of ever religion and the lesson on the changes in religion.
loved it....understood the origin of religion. ..both author and reader was excellent...i loved it...thanks much
A must for anyone who has ever wondered about the many different religions and why.
I found it a fascinating listen. I was aware of the commonality of many religions ... the ten commandments were practiced, minus the silliness about god and the sabboth, long before Moses struck them in stone.
"Great book, and I'm an atheist."
there was little-to-no apologetics. It really broke down how all the religions came to be.
"Excellent "in a nutshell" book!"
This is a great book for all ages and gives you a well rounded view of religions of the world, views of God and where we started all the thinking from. Great narration, great info, great book.
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