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Title Religion as we know it : an origin story / Jack Miles.
Author Miles, Jack, 1942- author.
Publication New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xl, 152 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-145) and index.
Contents Preamble: On starting from where we are -- Can religion be defined? -- How Christian Europe learned to compare religions -- Broadening the foundation, raising the roof: 1737-1893.
Summary "A short, provocative book on religion from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In his new book, acclaimed scholar Jack Miles poses a question: How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity-a religion inextricably bound to Western thought-Miles reveals how we in the West have come to isolate religion as an object of study, and how drastically our perception has changed over time and across societies. Through the break between the Christian and Jewish communities, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam, and the growth of Western empires, Miles reveals how Western religious thought has always been based on comparison of the known with the emergent unknown. Religion as We Know It challenges readers to unmoor themselves from traditional thinking and observe how the events of the still-unfolding past continue to shape how we think of religion today"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Western countries -- Religion.
Christianity -- Influence.
Religion -- Study and teaching -- Western countries -- History.
Religion and civilization.
Christianity -- Influence. (OCoLC)fst00859619
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Religion and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01093821
Religion -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01093807
Western countries. (OCoLC)fst01302083
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Miles, Jack, 1942- Religion as we know it. First edition. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020] 9781324002789 (DLC) 2019026444 (OCoLC)1108814968
ISBN 9781324002796 (electronic bk.)
1324002794 (electronic bk.)

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