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50 great myths about religions / John Morreall and Tamara Sonn

By: Morreall, John, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Sonn, Tamara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley/Blackwell, 2014Description: vii, 248 p.ISBN: 9780470673508 (pbk.); 9780470673515 (cloth).Other title: Fifty great myths about religions.Subject(s): Religion | Religions | GBBECall number: BL48 M872f 2014
Contents:
Introduction : myths and misbelieving -- Myths about religions in general -- Myths about Judaism, Jews, and Jewish scripture -- Myths about Christianity, Christians, and Christians scripture -- Myths about Islam, Muslims, and the Qur'an -- Myths about other western traditions -- Myths about eastern traditions -- Myths about nonbelievers -- Bonus myths
Summary: 50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surrounding religions. Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well as specific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism. Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as the Bible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, to modern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim. Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how it spread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable. Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and the main characteristics that predispose us to create and circulate myths to begin with. Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it is written by two respected religion scholars and experienced authors
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Introduction : myths and misbelieving -- Myths about religions in general -- Myths about Judaism, Jews, and Jewish scripture -- Myths about Christianity, Christians, and Christians scripture -- Myths about Islam, Muslims, and the Qur'an -- Myths about other western traditions -- Myths about eastern traditions -- Myths about nonbelievers -- Bonus myths

50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surrounding religions. Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well as specific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism. Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as the Bible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, to modern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim. Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how it spread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable. Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and the main characteristics that predispose us to create and circulate myths to begin with. Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it is written by two respected religion scholars and experienced authors

SARAPAN 5,670 ฿ (pbk.)

VTLS_PO 2857

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