Living with the Gods

ISBN: 9780141986258 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Neil MacGregor Editură: Penguin Books Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 512 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. Throughout history they have most often been, in the widest sense, religious.

Yet this book is not a history of religion, nor an argument in favour of faith. It is about the stories which give shape to our lives, and the different ways in which societies imagine their place in the world. Looking across history and around the globe, it interrogates objects, places and human activities to try to understand what shared beliefs can mean in the public life of a community or a nation, how they shape the relationship between the individual and the state, and how they help give us our sense of who we are.

For in deciding how we live with our gods, we also decide how to live with each other.

'The new blockbuster by the museums maestro Neil MacGregor...The man who chronicles world history through objects is back...examining a new set of objects to explore the theme of faith in society.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Religie
Autor
Neil MacGregor
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Penguin Books Ltd
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
512
Subtitlu
On Beliefs and Peoples
Bic
ACB, AGR, HBG, HRAX
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