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Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels

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Why religion? : a personal story
Title
Why religion?
Title remainder
a personal story
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Pagels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • "Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century? And why do so many people -- even, and especially, those who challenge religion -- continue to argue about the questions it raises? What purpose does it serve in our lives? These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when she was dealing with unimaginable loss: the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves her personal story with the work she loves -- illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most important, how we get through our most difficult challenges. In the process, Pagels opens up unexpected ways of understanding this stubbornly persistent aspect of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving memoir from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Pagels, Elaine H.
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL43.P34
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • Religion historians
  • Religion and sociology
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
bl2018183665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1295295
  • (Sirsi) o1059513469
  • (OCoLC)1059513469
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Lccn
bl2018183665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1295295
  • (Sirsi) o1059513469
  • (OCoLC)1059513469

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