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When Religion Becomes Evil

Paperback|Mar 2008
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?I cannot imagine a more timely or insightful book for the time in whichwe live.?Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ?A wise, perceptive, and fair assessment ... Just the book for today's and...


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?I cannot imagine a more timely or insightful book for the time in whichwe live.?Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ?A wise, perceptive, and fair assessment ... Just the book for today's and tomorrow's journey of faith.?Walter Harrelson, Professor emeritus, Vanderbilt University ?A bold, powerful, truth-telling analysis of the ways in which religions can become destructive.?Diana L. Eck, author of A New Religious America ?Effectively confronts, analyzes and explores the maddeningly diffuse forms of religious impulse...?Rev. Ken Sehested, executive director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and co-editor of "Peace Primer: Quotes from Christian and Islamic Scripture and Tradition" ?Charles Kimball has uttered a cry that resonates like ?a fire bell in the night.? ?Arthur Hertzberg, Bronfman Visiting Professor of Humanities, New York University
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In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil.


The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion
1. Absolute Truth Claims
2. Blind Obedience
3. Establishing the "Ideal" Time
4. The End Justifies Any Means
5. Declaring Holy War


-Publisher

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Charles Kimball

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