Looking In the Distance - Richard Holloway (Paperback)

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9781786893932
Department
Books
Released
3 Mar 2020
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Richard Holloway
Richard Holloway (Afterword)
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Edition
Main - Canons
Series
Canons
Language
English
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
198 x 129mm (198g)

Annotation

An examination of spirituality, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Leaving Alexandria

Summary

Spirituality, like morality, has historically been tied to religion—and yet it is possible for one to exist without the other. In this meditative and highly personal account, Richard Holloway considers the nature of the spiritual, and what it means to live with the inevitability of death.

Both celebration of the possibilities that life affords and an examination of how doubts and fears too often paralyze us, especially as we age, Looking in the Distance is an inspiration, told with the compassion and good humor characteristic of its author.

Classification

General Subject
Philosophy
BISAC Subject 1
Philosophy / General
BIC Classification 1
Philosophy
BIC Classification 2
Ethics & moral philosophy

Author Bio

Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Leaving Alexandria won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio; Waiting for the Last Bus originated as a five-part series on Radio 4 in 2016.