“Religion” is a term that the media often use without any clarification. But it is a loaded word that encompasses hundreds of different beliefs. Religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate, dialogue and narrow-mindedness. The globalization of communications has raised awareness of religious conversion, with more people than ever before belonging to a different religious community than their parents.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion considers how religion has shaped our culture, and how our culture is shaping religion today.
Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.
I recommend this book, not simply as another good book about religion (it is that) but as [a collection of] some fresh thinking about the way forward for religion.
– The Friend
|Foreword||by Ziauddin Sardar|
|Chapter 1||Talking about Religion|
|Chapter 2||A Religious World|
|Chapter 3||Questions of Truth|
|Chapter 4||Power and Oppression|
|Chapter 5||Resistance and Liberation|
|Chapter 6||An Elusive Freedom|
|Chapter 7||Sacred Violence, Sacred Peace|
|Chapter 8||The Future|