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A new history of western religion?
on 22 April 2013
Kenny is a religious man and this comes through in every chapter. For me there is much too much reference to and interest in god - which led to me skipping through several sections. As a history of philosophy though, from cradle to today, it is the most enjoyable book I have ever read, containing a lot contextual information that Russell's original history (which is a work of philosophy as much as history) does not. It lacks the philosophical perspective and bite of Russell's original (though perhaps I just trust Russell's opinions more) and Kenny's writing style is not nearly so enjoyable - but then which philosopher does compare to Russell's writing style?
Not as good as Russell's history but worth the money and a place on the shelf next to it.