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Religious Literacy by Stephen R. Prothero
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Jun 28, 12

This is an excellent book on how to grasp the basic religious literacy in the present time. It does not mean to give any indepth understanding of any theological strand, just the basics so we can have some background to the debates and disputes in politics and cultural lives. For any topic covered in this book, there is no pretention or ambition to give it a fair and unbiased treatment; it only highlights the issues and encourages the readers to explore furthuer.

Plainly written with simple factors and a text-book like organization, this book is nevertheless engaging and interesting. It is not a reference book with dry facts and statistics; it is a guidebook with references to relevant stories and histories. It fulfills its promise to encourage readers to learn more about religions instead of being turned off by myriads details and variants of schools of thought. Just the facts and the relevant stories.

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