Religion as We Know It
An Origin Story
ISBN10: 1324002786 ISBN13: 9781324002789 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Nov 12 2019 Pages: 152 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity--a religion inextricably bound to Western thought--Jack Miles reveals how the West's "common sense" understanding of religion emerged and then changed as insular Europe discovered the rest of the world. In a moving postscript, he shows how this very story continues today in the hearts of individual religious or irreligious men and women.