The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion

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Religion is a term that is often used in the media and public life without any clarification. However, it is a word that encompasses hundreds of different beliefs. It is a loaded word that has a different meaning for every person; religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate, dialogue and narrow-mindedness.

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by New Internationalist (first published 2010)
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Kinga
This book is a concise explanation of religion and the role it plays in today's society. It contains brief descriptions of the major religions in the world (including Jainism and Baha'ism), which are detailed enough to get some understanding of the underlying beliefs of each. The author then goes on to explore religion as a tool of studying the truth, the influence of religion on power and opression, the role of religion in resistance and uprisings, religious freedom and the role that religion o...more
Annamarie Redding
An extremely unusual book. It details many different faiths and puts forward in a concise and clear way, the core beliefs and traditions of each. This is an amazing feat considering it is such a neat, small little book and I was very impressed. I will definitely be using it as a reference guide for future use and it has inspired me to find further reading on this subject which previously was of little interest to me.

Victoria
Looks at religion within its social and political contexts.
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