Sacred Mysteries Paperback

A "Daily Telegraph" Book

by Christopher Howse;

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Sacred Mysteries

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"I spent a night of Gothick horror in Mexico last week, shut up in the mouldering remains of an old monastery in the hands of an unknown cult." Some churches in Britain still preserve pairs of tongs which wardens once used to remove quarrelsome dogs. Bishops used to wear mitres on top of wigs. Some Jews wear a key as part of their belts to avoid Sabbath prohibitions on carrying things. Until 1968 Catholics ate no meat on Fridays. Man is a ritual animal, and the religious life of mankind is mixed up in the strange customs and habits of every day. In "Sacred Mysteries", Christopher Howse explores the human face of religion. Collecting 90 of the best of his Saturday columns from The Daily Telegraph, he recounts strange lives, finds chickens kept in church, plumbs prayer, examines rites of passage and attempts to understand Islam.

Sacred Mysteries by Christopher Howse was published by Continuum in June 2007. The ISBN for Sacred Mysteries is 9780826494979.

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Details for Sacred Mysteries

Page last updated 5th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (June 2007)
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height138 mm
Width216 mm
Product Code124738
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