God: A Human History

God: A Human History

From the bestselling author of Zealot and host of the new CNN series Believer comes a fascinating account of humanity?s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today....

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Title:God: A Human History
Author:Reza Aslan
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:B01MR8VAQF
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

God: A Human History Reviews

  • Mehrsa
    Nov 10, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

  • Krista
    Oct 15, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

    I am, in my essential reality, God made manifest. We all are. So then, worship God not through fear and trembling but through awe and wonder at the workings of the universe ? for the universe is God. Pray to God not to ask for things but to become one with God. Recognize that the kn...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Oct 23, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

  • Roger DeBlanck
    Nov 17, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

    I am, in my essential reality, God made manifest. We all are. So then, worship God not through fear and trembling but through awe and wonder at the workings of the universe ? for the universe is God. Pray to God not to ask for things but to become one with God. Recognize that the kn...

    Each of Reza Aslan?s previous books made a lasting impact on me, and with God: A Human History he has once again delivered a narrative study that leaves an empowering impression. It is at once a book that relies on impeccable scholarship and yet reads with the lyricism and emotion of...

  • Fiona
    Sep 22, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

  • Annikky
    Nov 02, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

    I am, in my essential reality, God made manifest. We all are. So then, worship God not through fear and trembling but through awe and wonder at the workings of the universe ? for the universe is God. Pray to God not to ask for things but to become one with God. Recognize that the kn...

    Each of Reza Aslan?s previous books made a lasting impact on me, and with God: A Human History he has once again delivered a narrative study that leaves an empowering impression. It is at once a book that relies on impeccable scholarship and yet reads with the lyricism and emotion of...

    The author begins with an illogical premise and spirals downward from there. His original premise ignores the three basic Laws of Thought: the law of identity, the law of excluded middle and the law of non-contradiction. Aslan is an ethical relativist who has never examined his own tho...

    "What is God? That question has been st the center of the human quest to make sense of the divine from the very beginning." This was a lot shorter than I expected, the actual content taking up only about 50% of the book. However, the rest of the book is the authors bibliography, not...

    Aslan reminds me a lot of Harari - both are intelligent, extremely accessible and bold and love to paint with a very broad brush. They also cover some similar ground, although Aslan is more narrowly focused on religious themes. For some reason, I also find him less irritating than Hara...

  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
    Oct 20, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

  • Marilynn Spiegel
    Nov 22, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

    I am, in my essential reality, God made manifest. We all are. So then, worship God not through fear and trembling but through awe and wonder at the workings of the universe ? for the universe is God. Pray to God not to ask for things but to become one with God. Recognize that the kn...

    Each of Reza Aslan?s previous books made a lasting impact on me, and with God: A Human History he has once again delivered a narrative study that leaves an empowering impression. It is at once a book that relies on impeccable scholarship and yet reads with the lyricism and emotion of...

    The author begins with an illogical premise and spirals downward from there. His original premise ignores the three basic Laws of Thought: the law of identity, the law of excluded middle and the law of non-contradiction. Aslan is an ethical relativist who has never examined his own tho...

  • Anton
    Sep 27, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

  • Kristy K
    Oct 18, 2017

    In July, I read a book called Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. It presents the evolutionary theory of the creation of gods by examining the cognitive development of man and I found it truly fascinating. In this short work,...

    5 ? stuff. Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for sharing the ARC. Honestly, my experience with ARCs so far was very disappointing. Also, I haven't encountered Reza Aslan before. So my expectations were pretty low to start with. But then I started reading... and wa...

    Although comparable in scope to Karen Armstrong?s A History of God, this is more of an anthropological and sociological approach to how religion arose. We created God in our image, Aslan argues. Using ?Adam? and ?Eve? as representatives of primitive humans, he explores what s...

    This book is well written and fascinating. As an Iranian, I especially love that he includes the vital history of God and religion that began in Iran. The content however is very similar to Robert Wright?s Evolution is God and Karen Armstrong?s history of God. But I suppose the out...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy! All opinions here are my own and are not influenced by them. Admittedly, I do love Reza Aslan, though. I?ve read two of his books and one of them completely change...

    I am, in my essential reality, God made manifest. We all are. So then, worship God not through fear and trembling but through awe and wonder at the workings of the universe ? for the universe is God. Pray to God not to ask for things but to become one with God. Recognize that the kn...

    Each of Reza Aslan?s previous books made a lasting impact on me, and with God: A Human History he has once again delivered a narrative study that leaves an empowering impression. It is at once a book that relies on impeccable scholarship and yet reads with the lyricism and emotion of...

    The author begins with an illogical premise and spirals downward from there. His original premise ignores the three basic Laws of Thought: the law of identity, the law of excluded middle and the law of non-contradiction. Aslan is an ethical relativist who has never examined his own tho...

    "What is God? That question has been st the center of the human quest to make sense of the divine from the very beginning." This was a lot shorter than I expected, the actual content taking up only about 50% of the book. However, the rest of the book is the authors bibliography, not...