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The Resource Why Religion?: A Personal Story

Why Religion?: A Personal Story

Label
Why Religion?: A Personal Story
Title
Why Religion?: A Personal Story
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Pagels
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10738763
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1943-
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Pagels, Elaine
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • Coping in women
  • Faith (Christianity)
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
  • Children
  • Husbands death
  • Sons
  • Religion historians
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
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a personal story
Label
Why Religion?: A Personal Story
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Publication
Contents
Why religion -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
21576484
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
2018183665
Label
Why Religion?: A Personal Story
Publication
Contents
Why religion -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
21576484
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
2018183665

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