Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?  -     By: Rupert Shortt
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History is littered with wars and atrocities apparently inspired by religion, and today there seems no end to reports of cruelty and violence carried out in the name of God. But is it belief in God that motivates these evils? Or do they spring from other motives? At the same time, history testifies to numerous benefits to humanity brought about by religious individuals and movements. But despite these positive outcomes might it be true, as some atheists believe, that religion in general does more harm than good? Is religion itself inherently toxic? Or could it simply be that there is good religion and there is bad religion, and we just need to learn to tell the difference?

Rupert Shortt’s investigation of these questions will encourage both believers and unbelievers to discard the lazy thinking and easy assumptions that so often disfigure the arguments on either side of this debate.

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Title: Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
By: Rupert Shortt
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 100
Vendor: SPCK
Publication Date: 2019
Weight: 4 ounces
ISBN: 0281078718
ISBN-13: 9780281078714
Stock No: WW078711

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Rupert Shortt is religion editor of the and a former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. His recent books include (2012), (2014) and (2015).

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