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Why Religions Work: God's Place in the World Today
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Why Religions Work: God's Place in the World Today (Paperback)

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God and religion come in for bad press these days. Is religion worth keeping? Are militant atheists misguided? Do religion and spirituality need each other? Is it possible to build tolerance and respect in a divided world? And can science play a role? Eleanor Stoneham explains why the answer to all these questions is a resounding 'yes'. It is true that religions need to change and become more relevant for today's needs. But supposing science also changed, shed its shackles of conventional materialistic dogma based on some shaky assumptions and looked with new eyes at religious beliefs such as prayer, distance healing and life after death? Is it possible that the latest ideas on empathy and consciousness could be narrowing the gulf between science and religion? In our quest for a more just and peaceful society, could these same ideas help us find stronger inter-religious bonds of respect and understanding at the level of heart and soul? This book will help lay persons and clergy alike relate church tradition to the wider world of science, spirituality and interfaith issues. It will challenge the 'spiritual but not religious.' It will make the faithful think.

And it will test those convinced that their religion or faith is the only way to enlightenment, the only path to Truth.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalReligious issues & debates Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Publication Date: 30/11/2012 ISBN-13: 9781780994963  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eleanor Stoneham is a postgraduate biologist from Sheffield University as well as a qualified accountant, tax consultant and financial adviser, now retired to give more time for her research and writing interests. Actively involved in the Anglican Church as a verger and altar girl, she describes herself as an unconventional and free-thinking Christian author and in what little spare time she has she works her allotment and garden South of London. Her first book, Healing this Wounded Earth, published by O Books, is a call for our lives to be infused with spirit and compassion in a global quest for healing. She is working on her second book on religious tolerance. http://www.eleanorstoneham.com Photograph is by Richard Robertson Photography

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