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NeIn God is Not One The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solveDelving into the different problems and solutions that Islam Christianity Buddhism Judaism Confucianism Yoruba Religion Daoism and Atheismstrive to combat God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the uestions human beings have asked for millenniaand to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not O The book begins in an interesting way and has a deep pull factor; it's readable I certainly finished it The linguistics and philosophical issues that arise from a simple use of 'gog' are profound BUT be warneda It's written by someone who is clearly drawn towards straightforward comparative religion which itself is not a deep criticism but means that the book lacks depth on a theoretical level Even as a book on comparative religions it's actually uite poor it says nothing about different religions and their relationships to sex money economics eating dressing womens issues individual freedoms etc There is actually a good reason why he doesn't go into these deatils and that's because it means opening up a hornet's nest of controversy that this author is uncomfortable with ;b He is not very objective it's written from a very conservative agenda of only ever saying nice things to religion which gets a little tiresome;c His shocking treatment of 'new athies' shows his biased sensibilities After happily concluding the 'new atheism' is indeed a religion he then goes on to treat without any of the respect and consideration he gives to the other religions sure new athiests have valid concerns issues and experiences too? Why are they never probed and empathised with?Is you want a book on comparative religion there's much better out there than this If you want a debate about the word 'god' where we are all talking about the same thing OR are under an illusion here and are actually talking about very different things then wait for someone to has analytic training and rigourIn brief don't bother

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God Is Not One The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences MatterNeIn God is Not One The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solveDelving into the different problems and solutions that Islam Christianity Buddhism Judaism Confucianism Yoruba Religion Daoism and Atheismstrive to combat God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the uestions human beings have asked for millenniaand to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not O God Is Not One attempts to discuss the big differences between the world's major religions It is not a completely dispassionate review the author clearly has his own opinions although he is generally pretty good at not pushing them on the reader Prothero tries to draw order from chaos by summarizing the basic philosophies of these religions by distilling from each a central problem and solution For instance Prothero claims that the central problem in Christianity is sin and the solution that it presents is salvation The author asserts that these fundamental differences in perspective are crucially important as they colour the worldview of each religion's millions or billions of adherents His critical thesis is that these religions are not fundamentally the same and he takes issue with the currently popular message to the contraryI refer to this book as a primer for good reason Each religion is given only two or three dozen pages much of which is devoted to basic precepts and cultural context A great deal of detail is sacrificed in order to get to Prothero's core points Experienced readers of comparative religions texts might take issue with some of the author's omissions and generalizations In particular as other reviewers have noted the selection and explicit ordering of religions whose chapters are arranged from most to least important within the book might raise some eyebrowsDespite these points I regard this book as a good starting point for new readers who may be unfamiliar with broad strokes differences between the world's major religions Prothero celebrates the differences that he presents and plainly seeks only to educate and not offend new readers The text is both engaging and informative and is not difficult to read in an evening or two For many readers this may be a better place to start than a staid textbook on religious studies

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God Is Not One Book ¿ The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World Download Ö Goproled ó [PDF / Epub] ✓ God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter ★ Stephen Prothero – Goproled.co.uk In God is Not One The Eight RiIn God is Not One The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve Delving into the different problems and solutions that Islam Christianity Buddhism Judaism Confucianism Yoruba Religion Daoism and Atheism strive to combat God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the uestions human beings have asked for millenniaand to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not O A good book but very thick so hard to read all in one go I have taken to reading just the sections I want at the time I need to and going from there