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Ancient Beliefs & Modern Superstitions
Ancient Beliefs & Modern Superstitions

Ancient Beliefs & Modern Superstitions

84 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: October 2001

ISBN 9781901383027

Rights: US & CA

Archetype (Oct 2001)

Price: $13.95
 
 

Overview

Drawing upon his wide knowledge of world religions the author in this book strikes at the root of everything that makes it difficult for people today to believe wholeheartedly in religion and in doing so, it shows modern man to be, in his own peculiar twenty-first century way, the embodiment of superstition in its most dangerous form. We are faced in the modern world with a situation similar to that in the fable of the Emperor's new clothes. This book aims to speak the truth about the modern outlook especially concerning science and metaphysics, in order to dispell the illusion that prevents the intellect from seeing things as they really are.

Author Biography

Martin Lings (born 1909) studied at Oxford and was a pupil and then friend of C S Lewis. He went to Egypt and taught Shakespeare at Cairo University. He then joined the British Museum and was Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts from 1970-74. He has written many books and contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica and the New Encyclopedia of Islam.