Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion. Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world. Makes several major claims about the past, present and future of true religion. Uses cultural metaphors as ways into understanding religion. Refers to plays, poetry, novels, paintings and films, including Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, The Exorcist and Stigmata. Suggests that the end of wars between nations could result in a return of wars of faith. Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.