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a brief and enjoyable history of religous belief
on 21 November 2013
This is a very readable history of religous belief, which traces how the worlds major religons have evolved over time. Christianity receives the most detailed exploration but there is much here about Judiasm, Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism too, with Aztec and Inca beliefs examined briefly, before coming up to date with the rise of Scientology.
There is a lot covered in what is quite a short book of 238 pages, so inevitably some of the exploration is quite brief. This is a very enjoyable book though, writen with style and gentle wit, and is also very informative without being patronising in any way.
One small thing to note is that this is not really a hard back book - there is no dustcover and the covers are quite bendy - almost like a paperback.
Well worth reading though