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God is not one : the eight rival religions that run the world

Author: Stephen R Prothero
Publisher: New York, New York : HarperOne, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First HarperCollins paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Why do we pretend that the world's religious traditions are different paths to the same God? Scholar Stephen Prothero argues that it is time to replace naïve hopes of interreligious unity with deeper knowledge of religious differences. He maintains that each religion attempts to solve a different human problem, and examines each of these traditions on its own terms to create an indispensable guide for anyone who  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Prothero
ISBN: 9780061571282 0061571288
OCLC Number: 726921148
Description: 388 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Note on dates and diacriticals --
Introduction --
Islam: the way of submission --
Christianity: the way of salvation --
Confucianism: the way of propriety --
Hinduism: the way of devotion --
Buddhism: the way of awakening --
Yoruba religion: the way of connection --
Judaism: the way of exile and return --
Daoism: the way of flourishing --
Brief coda on atheism: the way of reason --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Eight rival religions that run the world
8 rival religions that run the world
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Why do we pretend that the world's religious traditions are different paths to the same God? Scholar Stephen Prothero argues that it is time to replace naïve hopes of interreligious unity with deeper knowledge of religious differences. He maintains that each religion attempts to solve a different human problem, and examines each of these traditions on its own terms to create an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to better understand the big questions.

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