The world is a very religious place.
Wherever you look, people are worshipping, praying, believing, following, even dying for their faith. But are all faiths the same? Do they all call on the same God using different names? Are their beliefs and practices simply cultural expressions of the same spiritual longings?
Written in John Dickson's characteristically non-technical and readable style, this book presents each of the world's major religions in its best light, carefully outlining the history, belief systems and spiritual practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam so that the interested 'spectator' can explore their similarities and differences.
For believers, skeptics and students alike, A Spectator's Guide to World Religions provides a fair and friendly introduction to this ultimate subject.
John Dickson is a historian, musician and best-selling author.
John is a founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX), a busy public speaker, and author of more than a dozen books. With an honours degree in theology from Moore Theological College Sydney, and a PhD in history from Macquarie University, John is also an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Ancient History (Macquarie), and teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney (Department of Jewish Studies).