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Why Religion For ???

by John Rowan

  • 163 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Xlibris Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Reference,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages75
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11720479M
    ISBN 101413457908
    ISBN 109781413457902
    OCLC/WorldCa228063583

      When researching for my book Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movie Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe, I .   In her compelling memoir, Why Religion?:A Personal Story, Elaine Pagels shares the story of love and loss that she privately lived as she produced the scholarly work that has made her so a historian—not a theologian—Pagels interprets her life theologically in a riveting work accessible and appealing to a general audience, but of special interest to those familiar with her.

    — New York Times Book Review “Searing and wise tender and wrenching, sketched with exquisite detail.” — Boston Globe “An intimate, evocative memoir.” — Ron Charles, Washington Post “A wide-ranging work of cultural reflection and a brisk tour of the most exciting religion scholarship over . Why Religion? () is a personal answer to the question its title poses. Rather than explaining why anyone should adopt or eschew religious belief, Elaine Pagels’s moving memoir shows how her life experiences led her to the study of religion, and how that study has helped her cope with the difficult events of her life.

      Princeton University religion professor Elaine Pagels, author of "The Gnostic Gospels" has written a probing, intellectually challenging book examining religious texts, looking for answers.   Stephen T. Asma Oxford University Press (Jun 6, ) Hardcover $ Stephen T. Asma’s Why We Need Religion describes itself as “a Darwinian defense of religious emotions and the cultural systems that manage them,” and that’s an accurate assessment. The book is less an endorsement of religion than a study of the role it plays in the human mind and how people 5/5.


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Learn about Author Central. Elaine Pagels (Author) out of /5(). “Why Religion?” is, as its subtitle states, a personal story, but it’s also a wide-ranging work of cultural reflection and a brisk tour of the most exciting religion scholarship over the.

For most of the book I struggled with the title "Why Religion" because the book was about tremendous loss in her life with a bit of history of some of the books she'd written. I kept wondering when she was going to answer the question.4/5.

“In this compelling, honest, and learned memoir, Elaine Pagels, takes us inside her own life in a stirring and illuminating effort to explain religion’s enduring appeal. This is a powerful book about the most powerful of forces.” - Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America. “With characteristic intelligence and wisdom, Elaine Pagels.

As I read this book, Why Religion. I became more and more intrigued by the continual questioning of personal misfortunes by the author. Through it all—the frightening aspect of being the sole provider, becoming accustom to loneliness, and the slow passing of time, became too real to this reader/5().

A famed religious scholar’s poignant life story. Pagels (Religion/Princeton Univ.; Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation,etc.), who is especially renowned for her work studying the ancient Gnostic brand of Christianity, provides a raw and often moving author begins in the postwar suburbs of Palo Alto, California, where she.

The information about Why Religion. shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. Distinguished scholar of Christianity Elaine Pagels sets out to explain why religion is still around today, through the lens of her lived tragedies — the deaths of her son and husband 30 years ago.

Elaine Pagels discusses her book, "Why Religion?", at Politics and Prose on 11/30/ When Pagels, author of groundbreaking studies of the Gnostic Gospels, was asked, “Why religion?" she found Author: Politics and Prose. The title “Why Religion?” may be a misnomer, because the book neither endorses nor indicts spirituality.

It’s not even about religion as a set of beliefs or : Meara Sharma. Spurred by personal tragedy, Elaine Pagels turns to a consideration of the Gnostic Gospels, in particular, the Gospel of Thomas.

As opposed to the Gospel of John, which asserted that Jesus was an eternally existing aspect of God who came to earth to save humankind, the "secret" Gospel of Thomas agrees that Jesus was in some sense divine, but says that a streak of divinity can be found in all.

Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. Her new book combines memoir and. From the popular Instant Bible Lessons series, enjoy this fully reproducible lesson book for preschoolers (ages ).

From A-Z, these reproducible lessons guide children through the Bible, using the alphabet to help little ones focus on key points. Religion is a pervasive and significant cultural phenomenon, so people who study culture and human nature have sought to explain the nature of religion, the nature of religious beliefs, and the reasons why religions exist in the first have been as many theories as theorists, it seems, and while none fully captures what religion is, all offer important insights on the nature of.

This is a powerful book about the most powerful of forces. Jon Meacham. With characteristic intelligence and wisdom, Elaine Pagels lays bare her own life-shattering losses, offering up the possibility that suffering might afford each of us membership in a profoundly connected human—and cosmic—community.

Why Religion?Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. Religion and religious-based institutions help to shape the framework of society and helps to protect the right to religious freedom.

Not all society's offer religious freedom, with some countries demanding the practice of one religion and others going to war to create a religious dominance. However, for American society and other societies.

WHY RELIGION. A Personal Story By Elaine Pagels pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $ Everyone mourns differently. There is no template for grief. Religions offer frameworks, structures.

Distinguished scholar of Christianity Elaine Pagels sets out to explain why religion is still around today, through the lens of her lived tragedies -- the deaths of her son and husband 30 years : Tom Gjelten.

"Why Tolerate Religion. is a readable book that exposes several tenuous assumptions underlying the predominant justifications for religious exemptions.

At the same time, it provides a fresh and intuitive framework for analyzing conscience-based objections to facially neutral laws that should appeal to legal practitioners, jurists, and. Elaine Pagels, people say, is a heretic.

It’s an ancient accusation, of course, and it hardly wields as much power as it used to, especially in the free-wheeling religious landscape of : Harry Bruinius. In this beautiful memoir, Pagels (The Gnostic Gospels), professor of religion at Princeton Univ. and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, addresses the titular question by recounting her life.Princeton University religion professor Elaine Pagels speaks at the 19th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., about the role of religion in the 21st century.People of the Book/Scripture (Arabic: أهل الكتاب ‎ ′Ahl al-Kitāb) is an Islamic term which refers to Jews, Christians and Sabians.

It is also used in Judaism to refer to the Jewish people and by members of some Christian denominations to refer to themselves. The Quran uses the term in reference to Jews, Christians and Sabians in a variety of contexts, from religious polemics to.