ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 21, 2013
Freedom and Faith: A Question of Scottish Identity
By (author) Donald Smith
What is our understanding of Scotland’s spiritual identity? Does it matter? Should it affect the way we make our life-changing personal and national decisions? How does our spiritual identity fit with our ethics, our relationships, the arts, culture, politics and organized religion? How can we build an inspiring future? In this remarkable, page-turning exploration, Donald Smith asks whether the religious question belongs only to the past – or whether it also lies squarely in front of us. Never shirking from the most difficult questions, the author gives us an enthralling, sure-footed and balanced sense of much-needed clarity about the state of the Scottish nation. Whether or not readers agree with the sometimes radical conclusions that he reaches, all will find here an enriching depth of clarity, grace and understanding that will lead to greater personal appreciation of the importance of the Christian faith in building an exciting future. In challenging and absorbing style, Donald Smith sets out to help us to unravel the fundamental spiritual dimension of Scottish identity and enables us to confront our national potential – and our demons – as never before.
DONALD SMITH is Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, He has been at the cultural epicentre of the dramatic changes in Scotland over the last 20 years. As storyteller, dramatist, novelist and cultural historian he has been active in all the key national debates. He is the successful author of many books and plays about Scottish history and identity.