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The Resource Religion as we know it : an origin story, Jack Miles

Religion as we know it : an origin story, Jack Miles

Label
Religion as we know it : an origin story
Title
Religion as we know it
Title remainder
an origin story
Statement of responsibility
Jack Miles
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A short, provocative book on religion from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In his new book, acclaimed scholar Jack Miles poses a question: How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity-a religion inextricably bound to Western thought-Miles reveals how we in the West have come to isolate religion as an object of study, and how drastically our perception has changed over time and across societies. Through the break between the Christian and Jewish communities, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam, and the growth of Western empires, Miles reveals how Western religious thought has always been based on comparison of the known with the emergent unknown. Religion as We Know It challenges readers to unmoor themselves from traditional thinking and observe how the events of the still-unfolding past continue to shape how we think of religion today"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miles, Jack
Dewey number
200.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BL689
LC item number
.M55 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Western countries
  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Religion and civilization
Label
Religion as we know it : an origin story, Jack Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: On starting from where we are -- Can religion be defined? -- How Christian Europe learned to compare religions -- Broadening the foundation, raising the roof -- Why religion?
Control code
on1108814968
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xl, 152 pages
Isbn
9781324002789
Lccn
2019026444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029601350
System control number
(OCoLC)1108814968
Label
Religion as we know it : an origin story, Jack Miles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: On starting from where we are -- Can religion be defined? -- How Christian Europe learned to compare religions -- Broadening the foundation, raising the roof -- Why religion?
Control code
on1108814968
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xl, 152 pages
Isbn
9781324002789
Lccn
2019026444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029601350
System control number
(OCoLC)1108814968

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