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    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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    • Derek
    • 30/08/2016

    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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    • Andre
    • 11/10/2016

    excellent

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

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    • lkising
    • 20/09/2016

    essential study

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

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    • Destini
    • 29/09/2020

    Narration

    The narration made the book better. The content was great. A ton of knowledge within a short period. But the narrator carried it home.

    Wish they would've included the original religion of the slaves that were taken from Africa (ex. Yoruba) and the practices created from it (ex. Santeria)

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    • Nik Blach
    • 01/12/2018

    Easy to follow, very interesting

    I find religion interesting in general and wanted an unbiased history of religion that would let me learn about multiple religions. While completely unbiased is kind of impossible, this book did a pretty good job. It definitely follows the religions of Abraham more than others, but after completing the book I feel that this made sense.I left feeling like I learned a lot and I've recommended this book to many people.

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    • Larry
    • 27/08/2016

    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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    • Rachel H.
    • 04/12/2018

    The Story vs the Approach

    I appreciated the targeted, chronological approach of this book. It consumes a huge topic and produces a concise and informative narrative. The author’s approach to religion’s history and study leaves something to be desired though. Holloway seems to operate with the assumption that religious people cannot engage in the objective study of religion. (And in consequence, read his book.) He tells the story of religion through his own biases, without distinguishing them as such.
    While there is a place for criticism, just like devotion, in religious study, it is separate from objectivity. He disregards this distinction treating his own viewpoints as being the same thing.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 26/03/2021

    Great until...

    the author turned to the US. Turned into an anti-US screed. Then he turns on Religion and how violent religion has been throughout history. Fair enough; but he proceeds to suggest that Atheism is the answer to world peace - absurdly neglecting to mention the 100 million who were slaughtered by peace-loving Atheists in the 20th Century alone.

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    • Aimee
    • 23/02/2021

    Good Perspective

    I learned a lot in this book and always appreciate learning about other religions. The most important thing i learned is how to answer the question of why there are so many sects of christianity, or religions in general. Groups of people join together to fight against a percieved injustice and then become their own tribe/culture who has their own way of understanding the world. The book ended with secular humanism. The book neither promoted religion or non religion but rather stated a history of comparison and patterns of human thinking/behavior inside religious worldviews and how the enlightenment and science affected religious thinkers and non religious thinkers alike.

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    • David Carter
    • 18/01/2021

    Excellent Religion History

    I enjoyed this audio book as much as any of my 150 audiobooks. The author exposes many interesting aspects, many of which I have never considered. Every chapter is filled with new considerations with regards to old and new religions. The narrator does and excellent job and encourages deep thinking.
    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the field of religion and philosophy. Hats off to a masterpiece!!

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    • SL
    • 09/03/2017

    Really great and informative

    A little history of religion presents the history and ideas of most of the larger religions told in a very interesting way. I learned a lot and really enjoyed listening. Thank you for this great audio book. I'll probably hear it more than once.