Richard Holloway’s books look at our place in the modern world. Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free-will give us control over our lives but our minds are dangerous, unpredictable , and susceptible to forces we don’t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty but also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, and to feel. Between The Monster and the Saint draws on history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology and literature and shows us how we can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.
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