Written by Stephen Prothero and Reviewed by Rosemary Jones
This is a book which Charlie recommended when we were studying different religions this fall. It has separate chapters discussing the religions of Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism, and a discussion of Atheism as well. This author gives good clear descriptions of these religions and supports his view that we do not all worship the same God. He feels that the differences between our religions need to be discussed and understood, so that we can approach other cultures with more understanding; in fact he feels it is dangerous for us to try to blend all religions as though they have the same God. This book gave me a clearer understanding of these religions, how they started, and what their goals are.
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