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Titel: One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism
Autor/en: Rodney Stark
Autor/en: Rodney Stark
PRINCETON UNIV PR
April 2003 - kartoniert - 336 Seiten
"I recommend this book with uncommon enthusiasm. It will command great attention and will be debated for many years. More than that, it has the potential of laying new foundations for the whole study of religion. It will last."--Jeffrey Burton Russell, author of "A History of Heaven"
"This is a powerful book that covers an enormous amount of material and puts it within a framework that is elegant, simple, and easy to follow. Stark is in the first-instance a great writer, and this book shows it. It is a major contribution to the sociology of religion and is, perhaps, the first work since The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism to make a forceful argument regarding the consequences of religious beliefs."--John Simpson, University of Toronto
List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. God's Nature: A Theory of Gods 9 2. God's Chosen: Monotheism and Mission 33 3. God's Wrath: Religious Conflict 115 4. God's Kingdom: Religious Persistence 175 5. God's Grace: Pluralism and Civility 219 Bibliography 261 Index 303
Rodney Stark is Professor of Sociology and of Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. He is the author of many books including "The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History" (Princeton) and, with Roger Finke, "Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion".
"This intriguing work argues that few if any social forces are as important as monotheism... Stark says monotheism has extraordinary power to unite people and give them purpose."--Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press Newswires "Bracing, rollicking, startling, belligerent, informative, and guaranteed to provoke second and third thoughts about what readers thought they always knew about religion and the history of the world."--First Things "Stark's conception of civility as public moderation of particularism is intriguing, and his sociology of religion blends James Madison's analysis of factions and Adam Smith's faith in the market's invisible hand, which calls for a proliferation of 'sacred umbrellas' rather than a 'sacred canopy.'"--Booklist "A book that is a joy to read... a thought-provoking and heartening book."--Library Journal "Stark's discussion is lively, pointed and frequently illuminating. This is an informative, provocative and timely contribution to the study of religion."--Leo D. Lefebure, Christian Century
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