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A Little History of Religion

Richard Holloway

Spirit Matters - Religion


Religion is an extremely complex social and cultural phenomenon. No simple definition can capture its manifold nature. Rich, simple, consoling,...

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The Unauthorised Version

Robin Lane Fox

Spirit Matters - Reaching for the Divine


The Bible (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible) is the most widely distributed collection of literary texts in human culture. The Greek word βιβλία...

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Treasure Beneath The Hearth

Edward Walker

Spirit Matters - Reaching for the Divine


A myth is not an untruth or a lie. The word ‘myth’ has been hijacked to convey the meaning of falsity in recent decades, but this hijacking has...

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Evil, Suffering and Religion

Brian Hebblethwaite

Spirit Matters - Reaching for the Divine


There is a phrase which has entered English usage recently. This is ‘the elephant in the room’. It is used to indicate a large inconvenient truth...

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The World’s Religions

Ninian Smart

Spirit Mattters - Reaching for the divine


Religion is an extremely complex social and cultural phenomenon. No simple definition can capture its manifold nature. Rich, simple, consoling,...

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The Wisdom of the Taoist Mystics

David Howard Smith

Spirit Matters - Reaching for the Divine


For as long as humans have thought deeply about existence there has been an intuition that there must be some universal principle of natural order. This would...

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