In the middle of the 21st century, religion is provoking passions, moving multitudes and being used as an excuse by terrorists and politicians. Those who have a purely scientific view of the world are scandalised, while others consider a belief in some supernatural presence to be vital for us to be able to face life and, even more importantly, death. This is a book about religion, or more accurately, religions: what is belief? What do we believe in, or choose not to believe in? And, what relation do these beliefs share with our search for immorality? The book also explores the concept of truth, the difference between belief and faith, the non-dogmatic paths of the spirit, the political fanaticism implications of orthodox fanatic and the role of religious education in democratic societies.
Religion today: from skepticism to fanaticism, Fernando Savater thinks about God, religion and life after death.
Savater is our best-selling and more international philosopher. He has been translated into Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), German, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Danish, Romanian, Korean, Ukranian and Catalan.