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A Little History of Religion Audiobook

A Little History of Religion

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Publisher's 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 21st century - with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy.

Writing 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 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'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.

©2016 Richard Holloway (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    david 11-04-16
    david 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Well done, really good book. Lot of info without being too overwhelming. And it never formed an opinion, just stated history and facts

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    David 10-18-16
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    "Good Listen"

    High level overview of religions and their doctrines? Good prospective on the dogmas that shape mankind's spiritual quest.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16
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    "Eye opener "

    Really enjoyed the history of ever religion and the lesson on the changes in religion.

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    Andre 10-11-16
    Andre 10-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    loved it....understood the origin of religion. ..both author and reader was excellent...i loved it...thanks much

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    lkising 09-20-16
    lkising 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "essential study"

    A must for anyone who has ever wondered about the many different religions and why.

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    Gary Little Las Vegas, NV USA 09-12-16
    Gary Little Las Vegas, NV USA 09-12-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Worth rewinding"

    I found it a fascinating listen. I was aware of the commonality of many religions ... the ten commandments were practiced, minus the silliness about god and the sabboth, long before Moses struck them in stone.

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    Derek 08-30-16
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    "Great book, and I'm an atheist."

    there was little-to-no apologetics. It really broke down how all the religions came to be.

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    Larry 08-27-16
    Larry 08-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent "in a nutshell" book!"

    This is a great book for all ages and gives you a well rounded view of religions of the world, views of God and where we started all the thinking from. Great narration, great info, great book.

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    "The known from a different angle."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes - fascinating details of known history from a different perspective


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Little History of Religion?

    all of it


    What about James Bryce’s performance did you like?

    easily listenable


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    made me think


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    worth it.

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  • David J. Carpenter
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    "Highly Recommended."

    Well written and narrated. A panoramic, but a little more than a whistle stop tour of the world's religions. Highly recommended for the enquirer, also a good refresher

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