Living with the Gods

On Beliefs and Peoples
Product Number: EB00720848
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525521471
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation-the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent new book that explores the relationship between faith and society. Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies-and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation, MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns.

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Author(s): Neil MacGregor
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2018

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