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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 accuracyWriting 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 faithRanging 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 Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own 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 accuracyWriting 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 faithRanging 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 Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own 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 accuracyWriting 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 faithRanging 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 Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own


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    If like me you have ever wanted to understand the origins and tenets of the man world religions this is an excellent place to learn Richard Holloway writes clearly and entertainingly dispassionately but not uncritically It emerges that a common theme to most but not all world religions is the conviction on the part of one person usually male that to him has been revealed the one and only truth about the human condition More surprising is the relative ease with which these convictions take root perhaps because we all have to face up to the fact of death and religions offer a way of dodging its finality Richard Holloway makes no definitive judgements though it is clear that he finds the less dogmatic faiths the attractive for their philosophical and theological tolerance By the end that he has concluded that humanism is as sound a basis for morality as religion and one that does not bring with it the destructive certainty that tolerates no alternative view