An Atheist's History of Belief

af Matthew Kneale
Lydbog
7t 40m Oplæst af Daniel Weyman

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What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? Religion reflects our deepest hopes and fears; whether you are a believer or, like Matthew Kneale, a non-believer who admires mankind's capacity to create and to imagine, it has shaped our world. And as our dreams and nightmares have changed over the millennia, so have our beliefs - from shamans to Aztec priests, from Buddhists to Christians: the gods we created have evolved with us. Belief is humanity's most epic invention. It has always been our closest companion and greatest consolation. To understand it is to better understand ourselves.

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Maiken Schou

Glimrende indsigt i religionernes historie, med blandt andet kristendommen behandlet dybdegående på basis af de seneste videnskabelige undersøgelser af denne religions oprindelse. Desværre fejler afsnittet om Islam, idet han her ser bort fra det meste videnskabelige arbejde på dette område, og langt hen ad vejen blot lirer standardberetningen om islams historie af, med sine egne kommentarer ovenpå.

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Bogtype
Lydbog
Forlag
Random House
ISBN
9781473500525
Oplæst af
Daniel Weyman

Genrer
Religionshistorie
Historie
Religion og tro
agnosticisme og ateisme