Publication Date : 14 June 2018
Printed Book : 18x24 cm – 416 pages – £25.00
ISBN : 9781911350286
E-book : £9.99
Dangerous Illusions sets out to explore the irrational demands that religion makes of man and asks the reader to question what benefit these acts offer humans in this life. Malkin scrutinises topics such as suffering and evil, pleasure and asceticism, sex and celibacy through the lens of the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
In doing so, the book fearlessly refutes our most careless beliefs, encouraging us to be more aware of the dangers religions pose to our society and to change our intellectual practices altogether.
Vitaly Malkin (born 1952) is a Russian businessman and investor. He has been a physicist, banker and senator (from 2004 to 2013). Malkin became interested in philosophy and history of religion while engaged in his philanthropic activities for the Fondation Era and Fondation Espoir, and from his extensive travels around the world. Living now in Europe, Malkin has fully dedicated himself to writing and to continuing his work as a philanthropist.