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The Resource A little history of religion, Richard Holloway

A little history of religion, Richard Holloway

Label
A little history of religion
Title
A little history of religion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Holloway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 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.--INSIDE FLAP
Summary
Discusses the history of religion, including where religious belief comes from, religiously motivated violence, and hostilities between religious people and secularists
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535197
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, Richard
Dewey number
200.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religions
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • HISTORY / World
  • PHILOSOPHY / Religious
  • RELIGION / Comparative Religion
  • RELIGION / History
Target audience
adult
Label
A little history of religion, Richard Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is anybody there? -- The doors -- The wheel -- One into many -- Prince to Buddha -- Do no harm -- The wanderer -- In the bulrushes -- The Ten Commandments -- Prophets -- The end -- Heretic -- The last battle -- Worldly religion -- The way to go -- Stirring up the mud -- Religion gets personal -- The convert -- The Messiah -- Jesus comes to Rome -- The Church takes charge -- The last prophet -- Submission -- Struggle -- Hell -- Vicar of Christ -- Protest -- The big split -- Nanak's reformation -- The middle way -- Beheading the beast -- Friends -- Made in America -- Born in the USA -- The great disappointment -- Mystics and movie stars -- Opening doors -- Angry religion -- Holy wars -- The end of religion?
Control code
ocn937452325
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300208832
Lccn
2016013232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)937452325
Label
A little history of religion, Richard Holloway
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is anybody there? -- The doors -- The wheel -- One into many -- Prince to Buddha -- Do no harm -- The wanderer -- In the bulrushes -- The Ten Commandments -- Prophets -- The end -- Heretic -- The last battle -- Worldly religion -- The way to go -- Stirring up the mud -- Religion gets personal -- The convert -- The Messiah -- Jesus comes to Rome -- The Church takes charge -- The last prophet -- Submission -- Struggle -- Hell -- Vicar of Christ -- Protest -- The big split -- Nanak's reformation -- The middle way -- Beheading the beast -- Friends -- Made in America -- Born in the USA -- The great disappointment -- Mystics and movie stars -- Opening doors -- Angry religion -- Holy wars -- The end of religion?
Control code
ocn937452325
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300208832
Lccn
2016013232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)937452325

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