A Little History of Religion

A Little History of Religion

eBook - 2016
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Yale University
For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity’s earliest days to our own contentious times

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 twenty-first century—with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers who might be making their minds up, 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, the author 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.


Baker & Taylor
Discusses the history of religion, including where religious belief comes from, religiously motivated violence, and hostilities between religious people and secularists.

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780300222142 (electronic bk.)
0300222149 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 200.9 HOL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 244 pages)

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