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Why religion? : a personal story / Elaine Pagels.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B PAG (Text) 37521530904590 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 270.092 PAG (Text) 33118000187072 Adult: New Book In process -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO PAGELS-E PAGELS-E (Text) 34304000907964 Adult - Biography Checked out 12/18/2018
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 270.092 PAG (Text) 39230031923293 Adult New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 270.092 PAG (Text) 33187004446551 Nonfiction Checked out 12/18/2018
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Lebanon PL - Lebanon B PAGELS (Text) 34330513297276 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books Checked out 12/20/2018
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Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch B PAG (Text) 78551000539488 Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062368539
  • ISBN: 0062368532
  • Physical Description: xv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical notes (pages [217]-223) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face. Drawing upon the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians, as well as her own research, Pagels opens unexpected ways of understanding persistent religious aspects of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving account from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience.
Subject: Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-
Religion historians > United States > Biography.
Religion and sociology > United States.
Autobiography > Religious aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion.
Genre: Autobiography.

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