Aslan narrates the history of religion as one long and remarkably cohesive attempt to know the divine by giving it human trains and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. More than just a history, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality.
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Random House, New York 2018
14 x 20 cm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Reza Aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions whose books include No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism), as well as the editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.