Between the Monster and the Saint

Between the Monster and the Saint

by Richard Holloway
     
 

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Being human isn’t easy. Consciousness and free will give control over life, but the mind is an unpredictable place. People are susceptible to forces that are not fully understood. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colorful and eclectic selection of writings from history,

Overview

Being human isn’t easy. Consciousness and free will give control over life, but the mind is an unpredictable place. People are susceptible to forces that are not fully understood. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colorful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology, and literature, Holloway shows us how to stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.

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"A vigorously argued tract . . . Richard Holloway brilliantly illuminates the divided spirit of man."  —Observer

"An inspirational writer at the height of his powers who does not shy away from personal revelation . . . His message deserves to be widely heard. It stands between us and chaos."  —Daily Mail

"Holloway's reflections on the problem of evil are arresting and profound."  —Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847672544
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Holloway is the former Bishop of Edinburgh and the author of Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity, Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics, and On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

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