God Is Not One

God Is Not One

The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter

Book - 2010
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In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different problems and solutions that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism strive to combat, God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the questions human beings have asked for millennia--and to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today. Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not One.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061571275
Branch Call Number: 200 Pro 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 388 p


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Aug 26, 2019

Pleasant reading that did not evade the gravity of the task. Although the title iterates his contention that religions are different and that the common dictum that all paths lead to the same goal is wrong, not much of the book is devoted to proving that point, but simply a review of a half a dozen religions- some well known- Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism- some less so- Yoruba.
Very well done for giving a good background without bogging down in details.

Sep 22, 2011

Excellent and eye-opening introduction to the role which different religions have in our modern world.

roaddogg09 May 21, 2011

I have to give Prothero credit. He wrote a book that gives a basic overview of the world's major religions. I thought I'd gain a lot, but in the end, I found it a waste of time. Prothero decided to include things from his own life and views and not an objective account for the world's major traditions. Yes, parts of the book explained the tenets of the religions, but these were overtaken by the author's need to put his own opinion forth. Also, he seems to have it out for atheists. He has nothing but negative things to say, which I have distasteful.

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