Why Religion?

Why Religion?

A Personal Story

Book - 2018
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The author of "The Gnostic Gospels" draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062368539
0062368532
Branch Call Number: 270.092 P146P 2018
Characteristics: xv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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TMOK40
Jul 16, 2019

Mistitled. Touching memoir by a warm, articulate woman who lost both a son and her husband within a year. However, the title, "Why Religion?" is a misrepresentation of the book, big time, given her writings about various biblical documents etc. You'd expect the book to respond to that question of the title but it doesn't, very disappointing if that title attracted you. Bad move by the publisher and/or Pagels, whoever signed off on the title.

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bakersfield
Mar 18, 2019

Jeremy and others have recommended this.

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GummiGirl
Jan 17, 2019

More of a memoir than anything else, and a very touching one. Pagels tells how her studies of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts have enlarged her understanding of religion and enriched her personal life. She also refers back frequently to her previous books, "The Gnostic Gospels," "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent," "The Origin of Satan," and "Revelations," all of which are well worth reading.

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amilee
Jun 30, 2018

I AM a great fan of her. I ve been falling in love with the works shes done .
im in hunger for her spiritual discovery .
why its so late to grab and read the new book?

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