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Leaving Alexandria : a memoir of faith and doubt / Richard Holloway
Bib ID 5752388
Format BookBook
Author
Holloway, Richard, 1933-
 
Description Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2012 
358 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781921922022
Summary

At fourteen, Richard Holloway left his working class Scottish home and travelled to an English monastery to be trained for the priesthood. By twenty-five, he was an ordained priest working in the slums of Glasgow. In 2000 he controversially resigned as Bishop of Edinburgh, having lost heart with the Church over its condemnation of homosexuality. In his years as a priest and, later, a public intellectual Richard was unafraid to confront the hard questions of morality, humanness, faith and doubt. He has been an inspiration to readers from within, and far beyond, the religions traditions.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Holloway, Richard, 1933-  |  Catholic Church -- Scotland -- Bishops -- Biography.  |  Priests -- Scotland -- Biography.  |  Bishops -- Scotland -- Biography.  |  Church controversies -- Catholic Church.

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