God: A Human History

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$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Random House Trade
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780553394740
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About the Author

Reza Aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions whose books include No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism), as well as the editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.

Reviews

"Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary."--HuffPost

"Tantalizing . . . Driven by [Reza] Aslan's grace and curiosity, God . . . helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life."--The Seattle Times

"A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and God."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[Reza Aslan's] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it's thoroughly mind-blowing."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Extraordinary . . . clear, concise [and] lively."--The Spectator

"Breathtaking in its scope and controversial in its claims, God: A Human History shows how humans from time immemorial have made God in their own image, and argues that they should now stop. Writing with all the verve and brilliance we have come to expect from his pen, Reza Aslan has once more produced a book that will prompt reflection and shatter assumptions."--Bart D. Ehrman, author of How Jesus Became God

"Reza Aslan offers so much to relish in his excellent 'human history' of God. In tracing the commonalities that unite religions, Aslan makes truly challenging arguments that believers in many traditions will want to mull over, and to explore further. This rewarding book is very ambitious in its scope, and it is thoroughly grounded in an impressive body of reading and research."--Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith