God : a human history
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New York : Random House, 2017.
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First Edition.
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xvi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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ADULT
NF 211 ASLAN 2017
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In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, "Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we're believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves." But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature-our compassion, our thirst for justice-but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Aslan, R. (2017). God: a human history (First Edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aslan, Reza. 2017. God: A Human History. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aslan, Reza. God: A Human History New York: Random House, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Aslan, Reza. God: A Human History First Edition., Random House, 2017.

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