NZ Festival – So what is the point of religion exactly?

As part of the New Zealand festival last Saturday’s third Embassy session was a public conversation between Diarmaid MacCulloch  Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University and the award-winning author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, and  Peter Biggs, the chair of the New Zealand Book Council, “Having Faith in 21 Century.

 In his review Listener columnist  David Larsen said, “So what is the point of the religion, exactly? ‘To give us a sense of proportion and humility, not to be obsessed with our own salvation. We need to balance ourselves by turning from ourselves.’ This atheist came away deeply impressed.

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