Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an id...

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Title:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
Author:Neil MacGregor
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Genres:History
ISBN:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    Oct 23, 2017

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

  • Nikki
    Jan 04, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...

    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...

    This is very much a coffee table book--not in a pejorative sense--only that you can put it there and spend some contemplative time with it. ...

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  • Maria
    Nov 29, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...

  • Zack
    May 16, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

  • sardit
    Apr 21, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

  • Edward Canade
    May 29, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

  • Lee Barry
    Jan 27, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...

    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...

    This is very much a coffee table book--not in a pejorative sense--only that you can put it there and spend some contemplative time with it. ...

  • Hazel
    Feb 17, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...

    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...

  • Fraser
    Dec 02, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

  • carelessdestiny
    Nov 04, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

  • Darnell
    Apr 30, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

  • Janice
    Mar 16, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

  • Terry
    Apr 25, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

  • Rachel
    May 09, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

  • Nick
    Mar 03, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

  • Otto Lambauer
    Jan 27, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

  • Fussnik
    Nov 23, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

  • Peter Goodman
    Dec 26, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

  • Jane Horn
    May 11, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

  • Kaelan Ratcliffe▪Κάϊλαν Ράτκλιφ▪كايِلان راتكِليف
    Mar 22, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

  • Leslie Ray
    May 24, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

  • Wing
    Jan 05, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

  • Carlton
    Dec 30, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

  • Renate
    Jan 20, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

  • Sid Nuncius
    Sep 17, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

  • Nicola
    Jan 06, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...

    This was a remarkably readable, highly engaging exploration of the social constructs of religious practice - both the good and the bad - since early shamanistic cave dwellers. I appreciated how MacGregor withholds judgement; he presents things, gives context, suggests, and asks the ...

    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...

    I love the way Neil MacGregor uses objects to explain key events in human history. ...

    I enjoyed this historical and comparative study of many of the religions of the world some no longer in existence and some transformed over time. ...

    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...

    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...

    This is very much a coffee table book--not in a pejorative sense--only that you can put it there and spend some contemplative time with it. ...

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  • Tamara Agha-Jaffar
    Nov 15, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

  • Roman Clodia
    Aug 30, 2018

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

  • Daniel B-G
    Apr 15, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

  • Fabian
    Jun 13, 2019

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them. In his comparisons of the shared objects, events, and beliefs, he attempts to show our connectedness with each other despite th...

    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...

    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...

    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...

    Fantastic as inspiration for worldbuilding; I have a lot of new angles on many customs. So-so as a book of non-fiction. It doesn't always go into as much depth as I'd like and the author has a tendency to get on a soapbox at times. ...

    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...

    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...

    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...

    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...

    The real draw to this book is the form/design of it and the absolutely gorgeous photos contained within it - this is really a phenomenally designed and curated depiction of material religious culture throughout the ages, and you won't find an archive this beautiful anywhere else offlin...

    A thinking person's coffee table book, Living with the Gods is a diverting journey through the world's religions. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and occasionally places, MacGregor talks about. The book is structured thematically rather than chronologically,...

    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...

    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title, it can't be helped. I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book. I first saw it in my local Waterstones, and, upon opening it, knew I had to read it. The coloured images dispersed amongst the 500 odd pages of Living With The ...

    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...

    I have a huge respect for Neil MacGregor. His book Germany: Memories of a Nation was eye opening, a fascinating alternative approach to history that changed my view of German history. This was not as revelatory, but was every bit as inspiring. He explores the subject of religion, not t...

    The bad: it?s scattered, and never quite manages to unify itself. Which given the exceedingly broad scale of the topic, is on the one hand hard to criticize the author for, but is still frustrating. The weird: I?ve read a frankly weird amount of the source texts for this book and ...

    Wonderful book with its gorgeous illustrations. MacGregor as director of British Museum and former director of Nation Gallery, London has made great use of the artifacts in the British museums and has the wisdom to quote directly from his pool of experts. Macgregor is an entertainin...

    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...

    Ich msste dieses Buch eigentlich mit einer langen und ausfhrlichen Rezension ehren. Dafr fehlt mir die Zeit. Ich bin von zweierlei beeindruckt: von der umfassenden Bildung des Autors, der immer wieder auf Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen der Welt und der versch...