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Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels

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Why religion? : a personal story
Title
Why religion?
Title remainder
a personal story
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Pagels
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author of "The Gnostic Gospels" draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century
  • "Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century? And why do so many people -- even, and especially, those who challenge religion -- continue to argue about the questions it raises? What purpose does it serve in our lives? These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when she was dealing with unimaginable loss: the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves her personal story with the work she loves -- illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most important, how we get through our most difficult challenges. In the process, Pagels opens up unexpected ways of understanding this stubbornly persistent aspect of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving memoir from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience"--
  • Dealing with unimaginable loss-- the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband-- Pages began to reflect on the persistence and nature of belief. Here she illuminates how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most important, how we get through our most difficult challenges. -- adapted from publisher info
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Biography type
autobiography
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1943-
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Pagels, Elaine H.
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • Religion historians
  • Religion and sociology
  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
  • Religion and sociology
  • Religion historians
  • United States
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Why religion? -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the Devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
on1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
bl2018183665
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Why religion? -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the Devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
on1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
bl2018183665
Other physical details
illustrations

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