Michael Kay considers himself a polymath, with interests ranging from chemistry to history, psychology and politics. While studying at St Andrews University, Michael became a Christian, but a few years later rejected this religious affiliation. As a scientist and rationalist, he could no longer handle the personal mental dissonance between the world as he understood it and the irrational teachings of this religion. Michael is now agnostic. Inspired to explore this experience and the wider impact of religion through the ages, this is his first book.
Religion and its Origins in Human Psychology: A View through History
In an era of scientific dominance, why does religion still maintain an unshakeable grip over so many lives, dramatically impacting world events? Why did humanity first develop religious constructs and institutions? How has our relationship with the divine evolved over civilisation’s history? This ...