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The Resource Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels

Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels

Label
Why religion? : a personal story
Title
Why religion?
Title remainder
a personal story
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Pagels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century? And why do so many people -- even, and especially, those who challenge religion -- continue to argue about the questions it raises? What purpose does it serve in our lives? These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when she was dealing with unimaginable loss: the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves her personal story with the work she loves -- illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most important, how we get through our most difficult challenges. In the process, Pagels opens up unexpected ways of understanding this stubbornly persistent aspect of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving memoir from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pagels, Elaine H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL43.P34
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • Pagels, Elaine H
  • Religion historians
  • Religion and sociology
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Religion and sociology
  • Religion historians
  • United States
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why religion? -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the Devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059513469
Label
Why religion? : a personal story, Elaine Pagels
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why religion? -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the Devil -- Listening to thunder
Control code
1059513469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780062368539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059513469

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