The flattening of faith



Olivier Roy’s book argues that religions are becoming increasingly homogenised and commodified in the face of market-driven secularisation and technological advance, says PAUL SIMON
Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways, by Olivier Roy (Hurst Publishers, £14.99)
OLIVIER ROY’S main argument in Holy Ignorance — that most major religions have become detached from their initial host culture and geography — is pretty conventional.
From their foundations on, the world’s two largest faith systems, Christianity and Islam, were focused on proselytising to groups other than Jews and... read more

 
9 October 2017 in Art & Culture, Views: 68
Source: Morning Star
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