Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

37. Why did St. Paul write all those letters?

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Patrick Hart [+-]
University of Alberta
Patrick Hart is a lecturer in the areas of religious studies and law at the University of Alberta. He completed his PhD in religious studies at the University of Alberta in 2018. His first book, A Prolegomenon to the Study of Paul, was published in 2020, and his articles have been published in journals such as Religion and Theology, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, and The Queen's Law Journal.


Religion in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to the questions about religion and religious behaviour that interest most of us, whether or not we personally identify with -- or practice -- a religion. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about religion and its study, such as: How did religion start? What religion is the oldest? Who are the Nones? Why do women seem to play lesser roles in many religions? What’s the difference between a religion and a cult? Is Europe less religious than North America? Is Buddhism a philosophy? How do we study religions of groups who no longer exist? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing.

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Hart, Pat. 37. Why did St. Paul write all those letters?. Religion in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 141-143 Aug 2017. ISBN 9781781794654. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33011. Aug 2017

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