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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions, and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father, and Allah. Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief, and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds, and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552174992
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A brief and lively history... Extraordinary." -- Alexander Waugh * Spectator *
"Aslan turns Genesis on its head. The extent of our divine anthropomorphism is fascinating. As an introductory biography of a figure who has good claim to be called the most influential of all time, it is interesting indeed." -- Catherine Nixey * The Sunday Times *
"Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary." * Huffington Post *
"[Aslan's] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it's thoroughly mind-blowing." * Los Angeles Review of Books *
"Reza Aslan offers so much to relish in his excellent `Human History' of God. In tracing the commonalities that unite religions, Aslan makes truly challenging arguments that believers in many traditions will want to explore further, and to mull over. This rewarding book is very ambitious in its scope, and it is thoroughly grounded in an impressive body of reading and research." * Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith *

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“God: A Human History”

Perfect for anyone interested in the history of religion and how it developed through time

Hardback edition
3rd November 2017
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“Fascinating”

This is not a study of religions/musings on the possibility of the existence of God. Instead it looks at the seemingly innate religious impulse people have, and what that religious impulse says about us.

Beginning at... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
4th May 2018
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“well written, informative and thought provoking”

As an another reviewer said this is not a book about God but why humans, throughout the centuries, have felt the need for a God or Gods. An absorbing book and one I would recommend to all who find religions and their... More

Paperback edition
22nd October 2018
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