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When Religion Becomes Evil
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Charles Kimball is a professor of comparative religion at Wake Forest University. An ordained Baptist minister who received his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion with specialization in Islamic studies, Dr. Kimball is the author of three books about religion in the Middle East.

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"[T]imely and persuasive . . . . deserves to be widely read."--Fellowship Magazine "Kimball...displays a fair hand in assessing how the world's leading religions can be used for both good and evil."--Baptists Today "[A] thought-provoking analysis."--Cecile S. Holmes, Religion News Service "Well-reasoned and focused."--Wayne Holst, The [Toronto] Star "Effectively confronts, analyzes and explores the maddeningly diffuse forms of religious impulse..."--Rev. Ken Sehested, executive director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and co-editor of "Peace Primer: Quotes from Christian and Islamic Scripture and Tradition" "Kimball is well suited to his task, writing with a perspective forged in experience."--Chicago Tribune "A powerful and even-handed moral analysis of the abuses that are found in all major religious traditions."--Carl W. Ernst, Zachary Smith Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill "Extremely informative, well written, and timely. Highly recommended."--Library Journal "Charles Kimball has uttered a cry that resonates like 'a fire bell in the night.' "--Arthur Hertzberg, Bronfman Visiting Professor of Humanities, New York University "A bold, powerful, truth-telling analysis of the ways in which religions can become destructive."--Diana L. Eck, author of A New Religious America "There are few people as uniquely equipped to speak to our need for understanding world religions and faith."--Hardy Clemons, Former Moderator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship "Kimball's clear and steady voice provides a helpful guide..."--Publishers Weekly "A wise, perceptive, and fair assessment ... Just the book for today's and tomorrow's journey of faith."--Walter Harrelson, Professor emeritus, Vanderbilt University "Required reading for all who would understand the age in which we live."--John L. Esposito, author of Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam and What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam "A great deal of insight ...."--John Berthrong, Associate Dean for Boston University School of Theology "Dr. Kimball writes insightfully and prophetically... The book will inform and stimulate..."--Bill J. Leonard, Dean, Wake Forest University Divinity School "Exactly the book that is needed right now.....Clear, passionate, and full of wisdom..."--Kenneth Cracknell, Professor of Theology and Global Studies, Brite Divinity School "[R]eadable, well researched, well written and compelling."--Mike Smith, EthicsDaily.com "As long as there are writers as relentlessly honest as Kimball, there will always be ground for hope..."--Robert Neralich, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette "I cannot imagine a more timely or insightful book for the time in which we live."--Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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