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"When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time,' it is already out of fashion." -- Richard Holloway
Richard F. Holloway (born 26 November 1933) is a Scottish writer and broadcaster and was formerly Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Holloway was educated at Kelham Theological College, Edinburgh Theological College and the Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Between 1959 and 1986 he was a curate, vicar and rector at various parishes in England, Scotland and the United States. He was Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 and was elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in 1992. He resigned from these positions in 2000 and is now regarded as one of the most outspoken and controversial figures in the Church , having taken an atheist worldview and commenting widely on issues concerning religious belief in the modern world. His own theological position has become increasingly radical and he has recently described himself as an "after-religionist"[1].

Holloway is well-known for his support of liberal causes, including campaigning on human rights for gay and lesbian people in both Church and State. He is a patron of LGBT Youth Scotland, an organisation dedicated to the inclusion of LGBT young people in the life of Scotland. He has questioned and addressed complex ethical issues in the areas of sexuality, drugs and bio-ethics. He has written extensively on these topics, being the author of more than 20 books exploring their relationship with modern religion.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Holloway was Professor of Divinity at Gresham College in the City of London. From 1990 to 1997, he was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and held the position of chair of the BMA Steering Group on Ethics and Genetics. He was also a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission and is currently chair of the Scottish Arts Council and of Sistema Scotland.

Holloway has been a reviewer and writer for the broadsheet press for several years, including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Herald and The Scotsman. He is also a frequent presenter on radio and television, having hosted the BBC television series When I get to Heaven, Holloway's Road and The Sword and the Cross. He currently hosts the BBC Radio Scotland book review programme, Cover Stories. Holloway presented the second of the Radio 4 Lent Talks on 11 March 2009.

Holloway lives in Edinburgh with his American-born wife Jean. They have three adult children; two daughters and a son.

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Total Books: 61
A Little History of Religion
2017 - A Little History of Religion [Little Histories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780300228816
ISBN-10: 0300228813
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences

On Forgiveness
2016 - On Forgiveness [The Canons] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781782116288
ISBN-10: 1782116281
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences

Leaving Alexandria A Memoir of Faith and Doubt
2013 - Leaving Alexandria a Memoir of Faith and Doubt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780857860743
ISBN-10: 0857860747
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Between the Monster and the Saint
2010 - Between the Monster and the Saint (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847672544
ISBN-10: 184767254X

Between the Monster and the Saint Reflections on the Human Condition
2008 - Between the Monster and the Saint Reflections on the Human Condition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847672537
ISBN-10: 1847672531
Genre: Nonfiction

Die Dunkelheit zwischen den Sternen
2007 - Die Dunkelheit Zwischen Den Sternen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783442546299
ISBN-10: 344254629X

Looking in the Distance The Human Search for Meaning
How to Read the Bible
2007 - How to Read the Bible [How to Read] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393329544
ISBN-10: 0393329542
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles

My Name is Joe
2006 - My Name Is Joe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419630699
ISBN-10: 1419630695
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Looking in the Distance
2005 - Looking in the Distance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841956039
ISBN-10: 1841956031
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Doubts and Loves What is Left of Christianity
2005 - Doubts and Loves What Is Left of Christianity (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841956411
ISBN-10: 1841956414
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Godless Morality
2004 - Godless Morality (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841955780
ISBN-10: 1841955787
Genre: Nonfiction

On Forgiveness How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable
Doubts and Loves
2002 - Doubts and Loves (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841952918
ISBN-10: 1841952915

Una moral sin dios / A Moral without God
2002 - Una Moral Sin Dios / a Moral Without God [Otras Publicaciones - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788484281252
ISBN-10: 8484281256
Genre: Nonfiction

Godless Morality Keeping Religion Out of Ethics
Supporting Citizens' Initiatives
1998 - Supporting Citizens' Initiatives (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781853394287
ISBN-10: 1853394289

Dancing On The Edge
1997 - Dancing on the Edge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006280415
ISBN-10: 0006280412
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Why Belief
1997 - Why Belief [Why...?] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780745937120
ISBN-10: 0745937128

Living Evangelism Affirming Catholicism and Sharing the Faith
1996 - Living Evangelism Affirming Catholicism and Sharing the Faith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780232521665
ISBN-10: 0232521662

Behold Your King Meditations on the Death and Resurrection of Christ
Paradoxes of Christian Faith and Life [Mowbray's Christian Studies Series] (Hardcover)
Seven to Flee Seven to Follow [Mowbrays Popular Christian Paperbacks] (Paperback)
Why Believe [Christian Evidence Society Booklets] (Paperback)
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