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The Resource God : a human history, Reza Aslan

God : a human history, Reza Aslan

Label
God : a human history
Title
God
Title remainder
a human history
Statement of responsibility
Reza Aslan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores humanity's attempts to comprehend the divine by giving it human traits and emotions, and calls for a more expansive understanding of God to develop a more universal spirituality
  • "The ... bestselling author of Zealot explores humanity's quest to make sense of the divine and sounds a call to embrace a deeper, more expansive understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as one long and remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, "Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we're believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves." But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature--our compassion, our thirst for justice--but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
The best-selling author of <i>Zealot</i> and host of <i>Believer</i> explores how different ideas about religion have united, divided and propelled humanity forward for millennia
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600522
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
211
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473
LC item number
.A85 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a human history
Label
God : a human history, Reza Aslan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In our image -- Part one: The embodied soul. Adam and Eve in Eden ; The Lord of beasts ; The face in the tree -- Part two: The humanized God. Spears into plows ; Lofty persons ; The high God -- Part three: What is God?. God is one ; God is three ; God is all -- Conclusion: The One
Control code
21113668
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9780553394726
Lccn
2017034711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999401119
Label
God : a human history, Reza Aslan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In our image -- Part one: The embodied soul. Adam and Eve in Eden ; The Lord of beasts ; The face in the tree -- Part two: The humanized God. Spears into plows ; Lofty persons ; The high God -- Part three: What is God?. God is one ; God is three ; God is all -- Conclusion: The One
Control code
21113668
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9780553394726
Lccn
2017034711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999401119

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