Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Sacred Mysteries by Christopher Howse

"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.

Buy Sacred Mysteries by Christopher Howse from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780826494979
ISBN-10: 0826494978
Format: Paperback
(138mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Sacred Mysteries by Christopher Howse

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sacred Mysteries book by Christopher Howse and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Christopher Howse

Christopher Howse is Assistant Editor of The Daily Telegraph and also writes regularly for The Spectator.

Books By Christopher Howse

Train in Spain by Christopher Howse
Hardback, November 2013
$51.45
Pilgrim in Spain by Christopher Howse
Hardback, June 2011
$31.50
Prayers for This Life by Christopher Howse
Paperback, March 2006
$40.50
Best Sermons Ever by Christopher Howse
Paperback, January 2004
$29.66