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by Eugene Kennedy


Price: £12.99
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
Published:May 2013
A really interesting book that is part history, part philosophy, part psychological study of the concept of believing. What is believing, what is faith, what is doubt, how do these ideas all come together, work together, and how can they in and of themselves alter our perception of belief, change our views and define what we believe in and indeed who we are? It's an incredible journey and contemplation that really challenges the reader on a number of levels and issues. It must be pointed out that the book is written by a Roman Catholic and as such is based largely around Catholic traditions and doctrines, but this does not in any way invalidate much of the intent of the book, and indeed builds it up for those from within the Catholic Church, or with an interest in Catholic theology and theologians. It's an academic book, yes, but one that nevertheless reads as a contemplative consideration that opens it in tone and scope to a much wider audience. If the nature of belief is of interest to you then this book is one you will probably get an awful lot from.

Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (06/08/13)
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