Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Little History of Religion / Richard Holloway, 244 pp.

Holloway has accomplished the seemingly impossible here, putting together a thoughtful, interesting, intelligent and extraordinarily readable overview.  The author is Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  I'm not sure what that means, but I can say that his approach is even-handed nevertheless.  I especially appreciated the treatment of traditions such as Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and Sikhism which, though relatively small in number of adherents, are large in their impact on human thought.  (The Jains influenced Gandhi and MLK...did you know that?)

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