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God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Livelyand#8230; points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." andmdash;Publishers Weekly

"Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." andmdash;David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project

"Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intoleranceand#8230; A timely book, well-written and researched." andmdash;Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power

"An intriguing read." andmdash;The Jerusalem Report

"A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in todayandrsquo;s world." andmdash;San Francisco Chronicle

"Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." andmdash;The Washington Post

Synopsis:

"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly

"Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project

"Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power

"An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report

"A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

Synopsis:

As conflicts over religious extremism dominate our front pages, the bestselling author of The Harlot by the Side of the Road presents a work of history that could not be more timely: a surprising look back at the origins of religious intolerance during the tumultuous fourth century.

This is the epic story of how classical paganism, with its tolerance for many deities and beliefs, lost a centuries-long struggle with monotheism and its chauvinistic insistence on belief in one God. With his trademark blend of wit and scholarship, Kirsch traces the war of God against the gods from its roots in Ancient Egypt to its climax during the last stand of paganism the tumultuous fourth century, when two passionate, charismatic, and revolutionary Roman emperors, the Christian Constantine and the pagan Julian, changed the course of history and shaped the world we live in today.

About the Author

Jonathan Kirsch is a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of several acclaimed bestsellers, including The Harlot by the Side of the Road.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142196335
Author:
Kirsch, Jonathan
Publisher:
Compass Books (NJ)
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religions
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Deism
Subject:
Religion : History
Subject:
Religions -- History.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations on title page and map
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.42x5.86x.75 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Compass Books - English 9780142196335 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly

"Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project

"Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power

"An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report

"A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

"Synopsis" by , As conflicts over religious extremism dominate our front pages, the bestselling author of The Harlot by the Side of the Road presents a work of history that could not be more timely: a surprising look back at the origins of religious intolerance during the tumultuous fourth century.

This is the epic story of how classical paganism, with its tolerance for many deities and beliefs, lost a centuries-long struggle with monotheism and its chauvinistic insistence on belief in one God. With his trademark blend of wit and scholarship, Kirsch traces the war of God against the gods from its roots in Ancient Egypt to its climax during the last stand of paganism the tumultuous fourth century, when two passionate, charismatic, and revolutionary Roman emperors, the Christian Constantine and the pagan Julian, changed the course of history and shaped the world we live in today.

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