Non-fiction. Describes all major religions including Christianity, Buddhism, Nationalism, Islam, Communism, Polytheisms and Environmentalism in a totally new but factually accurate way. Brief, amusing, original.
Like 'The Naked Ape, 'The Selfish Gene' and the 'Tipping Point, Naked Religion transcends category and leaves the reader with a different way of seeing the world. Naked Religion describes all - yes, all - the worlds established religions in 64,000 words, where and how they started, what they believe, their factions and their history. But more, it shows that Nationalism, Communism and Environmentalism, all based on beliefs, are also religions. Although it is filled with "I never knew that facts' - the names of Jesus' brothers, that Socrates was Illiterate, that Marx and Engles originally wrote a Communist Confession of Faith', that Nationalism was invented in 1793 and much else it is, like The Naked Ape' or 'Selfish Gene,' academically orthodox and fully referenced (two of the four gospels give the names of Jesus' brothers, for example). Described as "challenging, erudite, comprehensive, surprising, amusing" it will surprise readers as much as it engrosses anyone interested in the beliefs that have been the great drivers of human history.