Little History of Religion

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Is there somebody out there who made the universe? When we die, is there anything else to come? And what will it be like? Questions like these have occupied human minds across the ages and throughout the world. And in search for answers, we have come up with different explanations.

Written for those with faith and those without, and especially for younger readers, 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.

An empathetic yet discerning guide to the enduring importance of faith, A Little History of Religion ranges far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, also exploring where religious belief comes from; the search for meaning through the ages; how differences in belief sometimes lead to hostility and violence; what is a sect and what is a cult; and much more.

Throughout, Holloway encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.