Is Religion Dangerous?

Is Religion Dangerous?

3.31 (58 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$12.06

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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 human harm has been caused. He then looks at why people say that religion is dangerous, focusing particularly on religious wars and conflicts and on specific attacks on religion, such as the claims that God is wrathful, that religion is intolerant, that religious morality is primitive and cruel. Keith Ward argues that religion produces great good - for example, in terms of hospitals, the abolition of slavery, great art and music, moral heroism, and philosophy and science. Religion, he concludes, is the best rational basis for morality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745952623
  • 9780745952628
  • 829,309

About Keith Ward

A well-known broadcaster and presenter, Professor KEITH WARD's work is internationally respected and he is today known as one of Britain's foremost philosopher-theologians. Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, Joint President of the World Congress of Faiths and a Fellow of the British Academy, he is the author of over 20 books, including God: A Guide for the Perplexed .show more

Rating details

58 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 10% (6)
4 33% (19)
3 38% (22)
2 16% (9)
1 3% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X