In the twenty-first century, religion remains the single greatest influencein the world. But, argues religion scholar Stephen Prothero, persistentattempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlookthe distinct human problem that each seeks to solve. For example:
Islam: the problem is pride / the solution is submission
Christianity: the problem is sin / the solution is salvation
Buddhism: the problem is suffering / the solution is awakening
Judaism: the problem is exile / the solution is to return to God
God Is Not One is an indispensable guide to the questions human beingshave asked for millennia and to the disparate paths we are taking toanswer them today."
Описание: The New York Times bestseller that is the first and only religion guide for what every American needs to know (and sadly, doesn’t) and an argument for why religion ought to become the “Fourth R” of American education.
Автор: Prothero, Stephen Название: Religious Literacy Unabridged CD ISBN: 0061236330 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061236334 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 2769 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The New York TImes bestselling author of Religious Literacy makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply different paths to the same end and why this matters greatly for us.
Описание: The New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One presents a provocative crash course in the great American scriptures those texts that have both divided and defined our understanding of what it is to be American. Stephen Prothero gives readers an exciting and user-friendly introduction to American cultural history in The American Bible. Highlighting the touchstones of our collective cultural legacy, from Thomas Paine s Common Sense to Maya Lin s Vietnam Veterans Memorial; from the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan to the novels of Mark Twain and Ayn Rand, and beyond, Prothero s stirring and provocative handbook peels back the curtain on the inner workings of what makes America tick."
Автор: Prothero, Stephen Название: American Bible, The ISBN: 0062123432 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062123435 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1870 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Since Thomas Jefferson first recorded those self-evident truths in the Declaration of Independence, America has been a nation that has unfolded as much on the page and the podium as on battlefields or in statehouses. Here Stephen Prothero reveals which texts continue to generate controversy and drive debate. He then puts these voices into conversation, tracing how prominent leaders and thinkers of one generation have commented upon the core texts of another, and invites readers to join in.
Few can question that the Constitution is part of our shared cultural lexicon, that the Supreme Court's "Roe v. Wade" decision still impacts lives, or that "The Star-Spangled Banner" informs our national identity. But Prothero also considers lesser known texts that have sparked our war of words, including Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" and Maya Lin's Vietnam "Veterans Memorial." In "The American Bible" Christopher Hitchens weighs in on "Huck Finn," and Sarah Palin on Martin Luther King Jr. From the speeches of Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan to the novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ayn Rand--Prothero takes the reader into the heart of America's culture wars. These "scriptures" provide the words that continue to unite, divide, and define Americans today.
Описание: Jesus the Black Messiah; Jesus the Jew; Jesus the Hindu sage; Jesus the Haight-Asbury hippie: these Jesuses join the traditional figure of Jesus Christ in "American Jesus," which was acclaimed upon publication in hardcover as an altogether fresh exploration of American history--and as the liveliest book about Jesus to appear in English in years. Our nation's changing images of Jesus, Stephen Prothero contends, are a kind of looking class into the national character. Even as most Christian believers cleave to a traditional faith, other people give Jesus a leading role as folk hero, pitchman, and countercultural icon. And so it has been since the nation's founding--from Thomas Jefferson, who took scissors to his New Testament to sort out true from false Jesus material; to the Jews, Buddhists and Muslims who fit Jesus into their own traditions; to the people who adapt Jesus for stage and screen and the Holy Land theme park. "American Jesus" is "a lively, illuminating and accessible survey that takes us into unexpected corners of our shared religious heritage" (Dan Cryer, "Newsday").
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