EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History]


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • God: A Human History
  • Reza Aslan
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780553394726

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Summary Ø God: A Human History 100 Characters God: A Human History In layered prose and with thoughtful accessible scholarship Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions According to Aslan this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition As Aslan writes “Whether we are aware of it o. In July I read a book called Evolving Brains Emerging Gods Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E Fuller Torrey It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinatingIn this short work Reza Aslan similarly explores the creation of gods by man It s not a scientific approach and I found little if nothing new in the first two thirds of the book I appreciate this is largely because I d already read Torrey s work In the final third however Aslan explores comparative theories of gods or God looking closely at Judaism Christianity and Islam His analysis is excellent and leaves me wanting to learn about the origins of religious thought narratives and materialsIt seemed inevitable to me that Aslan s arguments would lead to the firm conclusion that gods are or God is a human construct In his work Zealot The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth he provides a critical analysis of the human construction of the Jesus narrative and this work looked to be heading to a similar rational conclusion Then in the final pages Aslan who was raised in Islam converted to Christianity and then returned to Islam talks about his most recent conversion to Sufism and his epiphany when he came to realise that God is all In other words God is everything and everything is God whether you believe it from a spiritual viewpoint religious or scientific stance everything in our universe including ourselves is God We are evolutionarily programmed to humanise our gods but God in his the Sufi view has no material existence a God who is pure existence without name essence or personality I was rather taken aback by this what seemed to me sudden change in direction from a logical measured view to a spiritual oneI enjoy Aslan s writing and thinking but I was a little bit disappointed that his conclusion to me at least appeared to signal that he wasn t so much exploring the uestion of who or what or why or if there is a god or gods but seeking in the end to justify his own belief I m left wondering how someone with such depth of knowledge and learning of the human construct of gods the historical machinations that led to for example the creation of the Jesus cult and monotheism can still have such a profound faith The answer is that throughout the evolution of man this need for a superior being or beings has continued to be innate Belief in a soul that is separate from the body has emerged in every society throughout time and it is this belief that in Aslan s own words begat our belief in God and that is why it s so difficult to resistWith thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for a review copy

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Summary Ø God: A Human History 100 Characters God: A Human History R not and regardless of whether we’re believers or not what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves” But this projection is not without conseuences We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature our compassion our thirst for justice but all that is bad in it our greed our bigotry our penchant for violence All th. This book is well written and fascinating As an Iranian I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran The content however is very similar to Robert Wright s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong s history of God But I suppose the outcome is different Reza ends up in Sufism and Wright in secular Buddhism and Armstrong in Christian mysticism But as Azlan seems to say it s the same thing The other books are much thorough Harari also takes up this theme in his books Also Greenblat in Adam and Eve So while this is not a super original story it was still worthwhile

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Summary Ø God: A Human History 100 Characters God: A Human History Ese ualities inform our religions cultures and governments More than just a history of our understanding of God this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a universal spirituality Whether you believe in one God many gods or no god at all God A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday live. Aslan s scriptural knowledge of a handful of religions is really interesting The lesson on the early Jewish religions was fascinating But this is a very area specific book in which Eastern religions barely get name checked Very interesting if you want to know about Christianity Judaism Islam and their origins But on a global scale it is almost useless The beginning of this book assumes a lot about the thoughts and experiences of Paleolithic people and those foundational ideas tinge much of the rest of the book like rot


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  1. says: Characters God: A Human History Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Reza Aslan Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download

    EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] This was a really interesting book about how religion emerged or formed through human history It presented a few theories for the emergence of religion and the universal presence of religion in human societies The thing though is that a lot of these ideas the author says aren't sound but then he doesn't make convincing case for why not I think the cognitive biases are than enough to explain the emergence of religion regardless of if you

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    Characters God: A Human History EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] In July I read a book called Evolving Brains Emerging Gods Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E Fuller Torrey It presents the

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    Characters God: A Human History Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Reza Aslan The difficulty Akhenaten and Zarathustra faced is that people generally have a hard time relating to a god who having no human features or attributes also has no human needs Reza Aslan God A Human HistoryA basic overview of the deve

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    EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] This book was a bit of a disappointment I had expected something enlightening or at least new information which was not what I got It did not offer much in terms of new ideas or knowledge and some of Aslan's points struck me as faulty His final sentence “Do not fear God You are God” felt like the written word version

  5. says: Characters God: A Human History EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Reza Aslan

    EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] Characters God: A Human History This book is well written and fascinating As an Iranian I️ especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran The content however is very similar to Robert Wright’s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong’s history of God But I suppose the outcome is different Reza ends up in Sufism and Wright in secular Buddhism and Armstrong in Christian mysticism But as Azlan seems to say it’s the same thing

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    Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Reza Aslan Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] This book provides a human history with particular focus on the human tendency to imagine divine agency as a part of life As far back as evidence of human life exists there is evidence of a spiritual aspect in their art charms monuments and burials This includes relatives of modern humans including the Neanderthals The book even claims that some artifacts associated with Homo erectus bones may be evidence of spiritual beliefs Firs

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    Characters God: A Human History Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong’s A History of God this is of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose We created God in our image Aslan argues Using ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ as representatives of primitive humans he explores what seems to have been intuitive the idea that the soul survives after

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    EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] Characters God: A Human History Aslan’s scriptural knowledge of a handful of religions is really interesting The lesson on the early Jewish religions was fascinating But this is a very area specific book in which Eastern religions barely get name checked

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    Characters God: A Human History Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] All of you who are aware of many debates that Reza Aslan was involved in eg with Sam Harris know that he can be a controversial man Without further ado I want to say that I fully embrace his scholarly background and the effort that

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    Reza Aslan ð 0 Free download Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Reza Aslan EBOOK / PDF [God: A Human History] 5 ⭐️ stuff Many thanks to NetGalley publisher and author for sharing the ARC Honestly my experience with AR

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