Media Review – A Little History of Religion

Panda reads Richard Holloway2We review Richard Holloway’s new book, A Little History of Religion. It does what it says on the tin, but what more did our team have to say about it? Find out in September’s podcast (listen from around 3’35 minutes).

Richard Holloway is a Scottish writer and broadcaster. He was Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 to 2000 and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1992 to 2000.

YaleBooks says:
“For curious readers young and old, a rich and colourful 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, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. 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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