Why Religion?

A Personal Story
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD40213
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982555306
Narrator/s: Lynde Houck
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face. Drawing upon the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians, as well as her own research, Pagels opens unexpected ways of understanding persistent religious aspects of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving account from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience.

x-large
Author(s): Elaine Pagels
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Elaine Pagels
Product Number DD43578
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982640118
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Elaine Pagels
Narrator(s): Lynde Houck
Product Number Z100137040
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062866608
x-large
Author(s): Elaine Pagels
Narrator(s): Eunice Wong
Product Number Z100146812
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062942593
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Elaine Pagels
Product Number EB00720134
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062368553

Sign up for our email newsletter