During this time of conflict and suspicion, it is perhaps more important than ever to understand the beliefs and philosophies of other cultures.
A Short History of Religion provides a useful guide to the world's most popular religions - Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism - describing their origins and history, beliefs, worship and sacred writings, but also investigates many of the smaller and lesser known religions as well as newer movements such as Scientology, Wicca and Raëlism.
Praise for Gordon Kerr
'Factual and even-handed, Kerr presents a fair-minded introduction of basic Chinese history' - Booklist
'Thoroughly rewarding' - Travelmag
'Informative, fascinating and extremely well-researched...Gordon Kerr's book is a mini masterpiece' - ABC Brisbane
Gordon Kerr worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of several titles including A Short History of Europe, A Short History of Africa, A Short History of China, A Short History of Brazil, A Short History of the First World War and A Short History of the Vietnam War. He divides his time between Dorset and Southwest France.