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Does Religion do More Harm than Good?

Rupert Shortt


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Are the world's major spiritual traditions sources of greater discord than harmony? Or are conflicts widely blamed on faith differences fundamentally social and political?

In this succinct but richly reflective book, Rupert Shortt offers even-handed guidance on one of the most disputed questions of our time. Among much else he sheds light on the contrast between good and bad religion, and on why the distinction is of urgent relevance in an era increasingly described as post-secular.

SPCK Publishing, 9780281078714, 104pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2019

About the Author

Rupert Shortt was Religion Editor of The Times Literary Supplement from 2000 to 2020, and is now a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. His recent books include Christianophobia: A Faith under Attack (2012), Rowan's Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop (2014), God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity (2015) and Outgrowing Dawkins (2019).