God Is Not One
The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World
ISBN10: 0061571288 ISBN13: 9780061571282 Publisher: Harperone Published: May 3 2011 Pages: 388 Weight: 0.66lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In the twenty-first century, religion remains the single greatest influence in the world. But, argues religion scholar Stephen Prothero, persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the 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 beings have asked for millenniaand to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today.