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A re-examination of the state of Christianity from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Waiting for the Last Bus and Leaving Alexandria.
In this passionate and heartfelt book, Richard Holloway interrogates the traditional ways of understanding the Bible. In doing so he demonstrates the power of the great Christian stories as they apply today, away from their sometimes antiquated settings, providing a blueprint which takes the core teachings of the Christian past and invigorates them with renewed power for today's world.
About the Author
Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Leaving Alexandria won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio; Waiting for the Last Bus originated as a five-part series on Radio 4 in 2016.
I don't know when I have been more impressed, indeed, excited, by a work . . . It answers the seemingly tormenting questions in a completely satisfying way - RUTH RENDELL
A sensitive, brave and inspiring book - KAREN ARMSTRONG
A thoughtful, playful, courageous and deeply altruistic book . . . a fine companion for anyone who wishes to live a life of any depth - A.L. KENNEDY
It will appeal to all of us who continue to be interested in the moral challenge of our time - JEANETTE WINTERSON
This is an exhilarating book. It is not every day that you encounter a person of Richard Holloway's experience wrestling with the very foundations of his chosen way of life. This in itself gives the book a tone of urgency - Scotsman
With imagination and audacity, Richard Holloway's Doubts and Loves offers a fearless critique of the faith, with uncertainty and disbelief accorded full dignity -Sunday Herald
ISBN: 9781786893925 ISBN-10: 1786893924 Series: Canons Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 4th April 2019 Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 3