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Creating God - The Birth and Growth of Major Religions (Hardcover) Loot Price: R572
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Creating God - The Birth and Growth of Major Religions (Hardcover): Robin Derricourt

Creating God - The Birth and Growth of Major Religions (Hardcover)

Robin Derricourt

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What do we really know about how and where religions began, and how they spread? In this bold new book, award-winning author Robin Derricourt takes us on a journey through the birth and growth of several major religions, using history and archaeology to recreate the times, places and societies that witnessed the rise of significant monotheistic faiths. Beginning with Mormonism and working backwards through Islam, Christianity and Judaism to Zoroastrianism, Creating God opens up the conditions that allowed religious movements to emerge, attract their first followers and grow. Throughout history there have been many prophets: individuals who believed they were in direct contact with the divine, with instructions to spread a religious message. While many disappeared without trace, some gained millions of followers and established a lasting religion. In Creating God, Robin Derricourt has produced a brilliant, panoramic book that offers new insights on the origins of major religions and raises essential questions about why some succeeded where others failed. -- .

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Imprint: Manchester University Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2021
First published: 2021
Authors: Robin Derricourt
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-5261-5617-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > History > World history > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
LSN: 1-5261-5617-2
Barcode: 9781526156174

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