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Terrogates objects places and human activities to try to understand what shared beliefs can mean in the public life of a community or a nation how they shape the relationship between the individual and the state and how they help give us our sense of who we areFor in deciding how we live with our gods we also decide how to live with each other. I do think this deserves five stars although in a somewhat weird way it s a different kind of book than I ve ever read before Not rigorous enough to be an academic work but full of scholarly insights on various traditions around the world Not particularly concerned with theology much less faithful to any one religion but greatly respectful of the enormous power for good and ill of all belief systems Not noticeably artistic or poetic than any well written non fiction but often deeply moving simply by virtue of its subject matterA book that reminds the humanist world of religion and the religious world of our common humanity A book that showcases the meaning community beauty strength violence and peace religions can create A book that does not believe that over ten thousand years of human religion will end anytime soon but that is also not overly bothered by that fact and is ultimately rather hopeful about the positive power of religionIs it a book for someone other than a religious ex fundamentalist agnostic myth loving member of a western secular society like myself I have no idea But it is a very good book for me

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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 uniue power to define and to divide us and are a driving force in the politics of much of t. 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 the resistance and hostility that has and still does manifest itself when there is intolerance for other religions and beliefs

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He world today Throughout history they have most often been in the widest sense religiousYet this book is not a history of religion nor an argument in favour of faith It is about the stories which give shape to our lives and the different ways in which societies imagine their place in the world Looking across history and around the globe it in. Every known society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions a faith an ideology a religion that goes far beyond the life of the individual and is an essential part of a shared identity Although people around the world hold very different religious and cultural beliefs how they interact with those beliefs seems fairly consistent across distance and time As long as human history has been recorded its surviving material culture has been the product of faith that inescapable human longing to find a pattern to human existence and of course its history and what might come after the ending of individual life No less a philosopher than Rousseau simply stated that no state has even been founded without religion servings as its base Political systems also demand faith nowhere so than with communism and currently many believe that the pragmatic myth of liberal capitalism is dying It is the stimulating mission of this marvellous book which draws no conclusions asking uestions rather than providing answers to draw our attention to all the man made things that attempt to portray visions of the invisible world and how humans interact with their imaginings The objects may be stable and solid from the smallest coins and even American dollars are adduced for their religious phrases to vast temples but human reactions are anything but There are no solutions to the human uest here but myriad embodiments of varied hopes expectations and journeys


10 thoughts on “Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples

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    Like MacGrego

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    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

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    Neil MacGregor’s Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects rituals and places in terms of what they

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    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 bookMacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his prev

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    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 smoothin

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    “Every known society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions — a faith an ideology a religion — that goes far beyond the life of the individual and is an essential part of a shared identity”'Although people around

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    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title it can't be helped I couldn't think of a better means of describing thi

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    I do think this deserves five stars although in a somewhat weird way; it's a different kind of book than I've ever read before Not rigorous enough to be an academic work but full of scholarly insights on various traditions around the world Not particularly concerned with theology much less faithful to any one r

  9. says:

    This book is truly a stunning journey that spans every corner of the globe with thought provoking exhibitions of religious traditions and objects from 40 000 years ago up to the present day I gave this book 5 stars because of the way it made me feel and because it was profoundly aesthetically pleasing from the way the book felt and smelt in my hands to the choice of pictures and poems spread throughout the pages It may be weird to

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    Similar to A History of the World in 100 Objects but this time focusing on religious or indicative of religious events artef

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