50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing,informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the longstanding myths that surround religious belief. This engaging bookwill get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths havearisen, and their continuing influence on our personal andcollective view of religion.
Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surroundingreligions
* Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well asspecific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism,and agnosticism
* Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as theBible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, tomodern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim
* Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how itspread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable
* Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and themain characteristics that predispose us to create and circulatemyths to begin with
* Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it iswritten by two respected religion scholars and experiencedauthors