Church afire 2023 Geoffrey W Sutton & Bing AI When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs: Revised and Updated By Charles Kimball Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton In the aftermath of 9/11 and during the onslaught of religion-damning missives from the ‘‘evangelical atheists’’ Dawkins (2006), Hitchens (2007), and Harris (2004), Kimball provides a ‘‘gentle introduction to the critical study of comparative religion’’ (p. vi). In seven chapters, he outlines five critical ways that religion can lead to tragic, even violent outcomes, and offers suggestions that may promote better relationships between people of different religious traditions. In the end, he argues for respect for diverse faiths and traditions. Kimball is uniquely qualified to write this informative work. He is an ordained Baptist minister and a professor of comparative religion at Wake Forest University. He obtained his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion where he specialized in
This is a publication of book and film reviews that deal with human nature in a scientific or artistic sense. We may earn income from purchases of advertised products or links.