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Religion and Personal Life (Westminster Faith Debates) Paperback – 29 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (29 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0232530181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0232530186
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 935,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Woodhead is Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

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I read this survey book in a month that saw the announcing of a Vatican survey along some similar lines. Both made me think of the Don Camillo story where he kneels before the crucifix with some pastoral issue and asks the Lord whether he should `consult public opinion'. `Don't bother', the Lord says, `just look what it did to me!' Finding consensus on any matter is important but so is the courage to stand against what is deceptive however popular that may be. Linda Woodhead, as a Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, is well equipped to facilitate the public conversations recorded in this book documenting how personal life choices connect with religious faith and practice. I found it painful reading.

`Does the embryo have a soul?' `Do we live in an over-sexualised society?' `Is it right for religions to treat men and women differently?' `What is a `traditional family' and do we need it?' `Do Christians really oppose same-sex marriage?' `Should we legislate to permit assisted dying?' `Why do God?' Seven questions are addressed by a dozen or so public figures most of whom would not be counted as among what the survey describes as the ``moral minority' in Britain - 8.5% of the population - who take their authority from scripture or religious leaders, rather than relying on their own judgement like the majority of religious and non-religious people in this country'. The consensus of thinking in the book is with the latter i.e. with renegotiated Christian ethics. I agreed with a quote from Austin Ivereigh of the lobby group Catholic Voices that such surveys may best show `how little exposed even practising religious people are to the teachings of their church'.
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