God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, And Why Their Differences Matter

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Black Incorporated, Apr 1, 2011 - Religion - 400 pages
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A fascinating guide to religion and its place in the world today.

In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply “different paths to the same God.” Instead, he shows that the differences between the major religions are far greater than we think: they each ask different questions, tackle different problems, and aim at different goals.

God Is Not One highlights the unique aspects of the world’s major religions, with chapters on Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism.

Lucid and compelling, God Is Not One offers a new understanding of religion for the twenty-first century.

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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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About the author (2011)

Stephen Prothero is chair of the department of religion at Boston University.

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