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50 Great Myths About Religions

Wiley, J,
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50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing,informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the longstanding myths that surround religious belief. This engaging bookwill get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths havearisen, and their continuing influence on our personal andcollective view of religion.
Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surroundingreligions
* Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well asspecific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism,and agnosticism
* Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as theBible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, tomodern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim
* Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how itspread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable
* Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and themain characteristics that predispose us to create and circulatemyths to begin with
* Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it iswritten by two respected religion scholars and experiencedauthors


Titel: 50 Great Myths About Religions
Autoren/Herausgeber: John Morreall, Tamara Sonn
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118554296

Seitenzahl: 256
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

John Morreall is Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary, Virginia. His publications include Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion (1999, winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 2000), Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Studying Religion (with Tamara Sonn, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
Tamara Sonn is the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary. Her books include Interpreting Islam: Bandali Jawzi's Islamic Intellectual History(1996), Islam: A Brief History (2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Studying Religion (with John Morreall, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). She is currently an editor of Oxford Islamic Studies Online and co-editor-in-chief of Wiley-Blackwell's Religion Compass.

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