Friday, 12th May 2017
 
A LITTLE HISTORY OF RELIGION
10am
St James’ Church
£7 Free to full-time students

Post-talk refreshments in aid of Church funds

A welcome antidote to hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence.
Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion, and guides the reader to the enduring significance and power of faith.
‘carefully weighted, beautifully written and strangely compelling’ Peter Stanford The Guardian
‘witty and generous investigations into every religion you can think of, from Buddhism to Scientology, treating them all with equal seriousness and scepticism. It is compelling and sweet and should be compulsory reading for the entire population in our warring age. Best of all, it’s short, thank God (or whoever).’ Viv Groskop The Observer
Richard Holloway Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, was educated at Theological Colleges in Edinburgh and in New York City. He was Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 and from 1992 Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He resigned from these positions in 2000. Richard is well-known for his support of progressive causes, including campaigning on human rights for gay and lesbian people in both Church and State. He has reviewed and written for many newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, Sunday Herald and The Scotsman, and is also a frequent presenter on radio and television. His more than twenty books include the best selling Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt.


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