God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter

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Black Incorporated, 2010 - Religions - 388 pages
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Is religion toxic or tonic? Is it a force for good or for evil? The answer is 'all of the above' - which is to say that religion is a force far too powerful to be ignored. God Is Not Oneis theessential guide to learning about and understanding religion and its place in our global culture today, written for religious and non-religious people alike, and for people in between. Stephen Prothero's fresh and controversial argument that the great religions present us with different paths up different mountains creates a new context for understanding the world's religions in the twenty-first century, and disproves the assumptions most of us make about the way the major religions work. God Is Not Onegives a brilliant chapter-by-chapter overview and analysis of Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba Religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. It will be an important reference work for years to come.

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User Review  - lavaturtle - LibraryThing

Ignore the "Run the World" part of the title - the important part is "Why Their Differences Matter". Prothero makes an important argument: that all the religions of the world are not, in fact, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

I found God is Not One mildly interesting, but not especially compelling. The main substance of the book is eight chapters describing in some depth the eight great world religions: Islam, Christianity ... Read full review

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