Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, this title shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so...
One of the finest thinkers of our time grapples with fundamental, deeply personal, questions of belief
The idea of a single divine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle...
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy.
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Alister E. McGrath
Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This book addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins' approach to science and religion: Is...
Alain de Botton
Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of ideas...
As believers and atheists passionately debate their differences, the rest of us are left wondering on which side of the fence the best arguments fall, and what we should believe...
Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their...
From the trial of Galileo through to today's controversy over the teaching of 'Intelligent Design' in schools, there has been a long history of conflict between science and religion. This...
In this lively series of conversations between Rene Girard and writer Michel Treguer, major concepts from Girard's body of work are discussed in depth. Girard and Treguer investigate mimetic theory...
How spirituality makes us stupid, selfish and unhappy
The teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, are familiar to millions, but do we really understand them? Keith Ward argues that, by scrutinising the...
Many commentators today claim that religion is dangerous and harmful. In addressing this question, Keith Ward begins by defining what religion actually is and how most...
Guides the readers through the complex information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. The author discusses the social and political background of India in...
By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries, but also the West since his time...