When you hear this word, what comes to mind? War, power, greed, brainwashing?
Maybe other words which have their place in history: inquisition, witch-hunting, burning, torture? Or words we hear in our own history: jihad, extremist, suicide bomber?
And there are other words spoken by dreamy-eyed gurus: peace, love, unity, consciousness, or words from those who consider themselves above religion: science, evidence, delusion, superstition, myths and fairytales.
Religious history is full of such words and questions.
Who were the Aryans? Why did they use hallucinogenic drugs to call on their gods?
Who built the great ziggurats which stand on opposite sides of our world, in Iran and Central America?
Did the ancients worship and serve giant beings which walked among them, demanding human sacrifice?
Shamans, priests, prophets and magicians, servants of the gods, mediums of power, or frauds?
Yahweh, Mithra, Horus and Agni, Lucifer, Allah and Ra, what do they have in common?
Zoroaster, Buddha and Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Elena Blavatsky and L. Ron Hubbard, who were these people?
Are all religions equally useful or useless? Do they all point to the same goal, share the same mysteries.
Religion: History and Mystery explores the ancient and modern religions which have dominated the world for 6000 years.
22 religions, examined, exposed and deciphered.
Is there one absolute truth, one infinite God?
Religion: History and Mystery exposes the contradictions, uncovers the mysteries, and reveals the truth of who and what we are.
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About the Author
Steve Copland is a self-supported missionary from New Zealand, serving The Lord in Ukraine since 2003. He is member of the pastoral team at New Life evangelical church in Kiev. He lectures on Systematic Theology and Church History at the Ukraine Evangelical Seminary, and also Biblical Studies, Apologetics and Church History at the International Christian University in Kiev.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent book which uncovers the mysteries of various religions from earliest times to the present day. I was absolutely amazed at the way he showed the incredible similarities within various reigions which point to single source. On top of that, he uses pictures of ancient carvings and references to make his points. Mr Copland shows the contradictions and deficiencies, and answers s many questions I've asked over the years. An incredibly informative and professional book from an author who knows his topic. Highly recommended.
I thought this was a serious book. When I got to the part where the author called Sodom and Gemmorah "homosexual" cities, I realized this is just a religious fundamentalism posing as a historian.
Im'$ Christians I believes iN jesus christ
Excellent overvew of world religions from a gifted writer.
Some of my favorite people are them. Lindsey Stirling is a good example. People shouldnt go hate them. Everyone has their own beliefs, even if it meams becoming an ath.iest, which I am. So follow what you think.