With a career in journalism behind me, I'm now doing what I always wanted to do – writing about subjects that interest me rather than subjects that interest editors. These include religion, philosophy, feminism, language and history. I'm married to Erica and we have two grown-up daughters. We live in the town of Shrewsbury, in the beautiful English county of Shropshire.
I rebelled against mainstream Christianity years ago and have since studied alternative understandings of Christianity and the relation between it and other world faiths. As part of this I'm studying for a degree with Oxford Brookes University, majoring in religion and philosophy. I start work soon on my dissertation, which will explore the relationship between God and the Self, specifically the way we have moved over recent centuries from belief in a God ‘out there somewhere’ to an inner, existential understanding of deity. Future ebooks will pick up on some of the themes to be developed, including the question of whether we have become so self-referential in spiritual matters that we have discarded God. Other areas I hope to write about include the role of women in shaping postmodern society’s understanding of itself.
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Deliver Us From Evil...
By Leslie Kendall
Published: July 3, 2012.
What is suffering and where does it come from? Human beings, unlike the rest of nature, are burdened not only with pain and suffering, but also nagging questions about why evil things happen to us. This ebook offers no answers, but tries to clarify the questions.
When Jesus Came to Hollywood
By Leslie Kendall
Published: June 19, 2012.
A good man, a prophet, a healer, a teacher, the Son of God? Humanity’s understanding of Jesus of Nazareth changes from generation to generation. For the last 120-plus years one of the major formative influences on what we think about Jesus has been movies. 'When Jesus Came to Hollywood' looks at the filmic Jesus and comes up with some surprising facts and conclusions.
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