God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism

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Penguin, 25. jan. 2005 - 352 sider
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"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly

"Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project

"Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power

"An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report

"A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

 

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LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

The story of the suppression of polytheistic religions in the ancient world by the ever more powerful monotheistic religions is well known. Kirsch (The Harlot by the Side of the Road) offers his own ... Les hele vurderingen

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Brukerevaluering  - thcson - LibraryThing

A superficial and boring account of monotheism and polytheism in antiquity. It doesn't even come close to living up to its fancy title. The book contains miscellaneous historical anecdotes but not any ... Les hele vurderingen

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A Craze for Judaism
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The Philosopher and the Magus
Neither Jew nor Greek
While Rome Burned
The Peace of the Gods
The Shameless Darkness
Combs and Seashells
The Christians and the Lions
Horrid and Disgustful Pictures
Confessors and Traitors
Son of the God
Lord and Master
The Fortunate Son
The War on Monotheism
The Fugitive
Bastard Son
Pretenders and Usurpers
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What Did Constantine See?
The Head on the Lance Point
The Peace of the Church
The Government of All Earthly Things
A Death in the Latrine
A Picture of Christs Kingship
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The Tinted Wig
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The Blood Purge
Brothers and Emperors
The Insanity of the Sacrifices
At Midnight
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Bloody Adventures
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The Purified and the Perfected
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The Poisoned Cup
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On the KnifeEdge
A Gift of Purple Slippers
The Gentle Persecutor
Against the Galileans
The Priest and His Goose
The Church of the Gods and Goddesses
The Skulls in the Crypt
One Stone Upon Another
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A Willing Sacrifice
Men in Black
The Death of Hypatia
The Handless Scribe
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Om forfatteren (2005)

Jonathan Kirsch is a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed King David, Moses, The Harlot by the Side of the Road, and The Woman Who Laughed at God. He lectures and consults widely on biblical, literary, and legal topics and is a past president of PEN Center USA West.

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