When Religion Becomes Evil by Charles Kimball

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In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil.

The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion

1. Absolute Truth Claims
2. Blind Obedience
3. Establishing the "Ideal" Time
4. The End Justifies Any Means
5. Declaring Holy War

 

About Charles Kimball

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Charles Kimball is a professor of comparative religion a Charles Kimball is a professor of comparative religion at Wake Forest University. An ordained Baptist minister who rt Wake Forest University. An ordained Baptist minister who received his doctorate from Harvard University in comparativeeceived his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion with specialization in Islamic studies, Dr. Kimbal religion with specialization in Islamic studies, Dr. Kimball is the author of three books about religion in the Middle l is the author of three books about religion in the Middle East. East.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Whenever a religion emphasizes that it holds the absolute truth—the one path to God or the only correct way of reading a sacred text—to the exclusion of the truth claims of all other religions and cultures, that religion is becoming evil.

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Although the idea reeks of something from a bad infomercial, Charles Kimball’s creation of Five Warning Signs in When Religion Becomes Evilnot only provides a method of organizing his argument but also gives the reader a handy checklist: Absolute Truth Claims Blind Obedience Establishing the “...

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