The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion
By Hill Symon
A balanced guide to religion, which analyses the cultural, social and
political implications of religion globally. Religion is a term which
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 each person.
Religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate,
dialogue and narrow-mindedness.
Symon Hill’s No-Nonsense Guide to
Religion tries to explain what religion means, how we relate to it, how
it was created and how it affects us culturally, politically and
spiritually today. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the No-Nonsense
Guide to Religion does not just concentrate on the popular and
well-established traditions, which normally over-emphasize powerful
figures. It focuses too on the diversity within religions as well as
the similarities between them. The globalization of communications has
made more people aware of religious conversion, with more people than
ever before belonging to a different religious community from their
parents. The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion considers how religion has
shaped our culture as well as how our culture is shaping religion today.
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