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READ ✓ Discovering God The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief É ❮Download❯ ➽ Discovering God The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief ➽ Author Rodney Stark – Discovering God is a monumentAnd thrive Among his many conclusionsDespite decades of faulty reports that early religions were crude muddles of superstition it turns out that primitive humans had surprisingly sophisticated notions about God and CreationThe idea of sin appeared suddenly in the sixth century BCE and uickly reshaped religious ideas from Europe to ChinaSome major world religions seem to lack any plausible traces of divine inspirationIronically some famous figures who attempted to found Godless religions ended God The Origins MOBI #239 up being worshiped as GodsMost people believe in the existence of God or Gods and this has apparently been so throughout human hist. this is an overview of religions but I don't agree with many observations and certain events weren't accurate


Discovering God is a monumental history The Origins PDFEPUB #193 of the origins of the great religions from the Stone Age to the Modern Age Sociologist Rodney Stark surveys the birth and growth of religions around the world from the prehistoric era of primal beliefs the history of the pyramids found in Ira Egypt Mexico and Cambodia and the great Axial Age of Plato Zoroaster Confucius and the Buddha to the modern Christian missions and the global spread of Islam He argues for a free market theory of religion and for the Discovering God PDF or controversial thesis that under the best unimpeded conditions the true most authentic religions will survive. As an introductory overview of the development of the world’s major religions since the Axial Age Stark’s four hundred some page book is a remarkably readable work next to Karen Armstrong’s A History of God; the latter being of course a detailed treatise on the development of a monotheistic God but long winded and discursive at the same time Stark however not only effortlessly covers the historical connection between the Big Three – Judaism Christianity and Islam – but also ventures East by devoting time to Hinduism Buddhism Taoism and Confucianism And let’s not forget the myriad polytheistic religions of Antiuity from the likes of the Babylonians Egyptians Greeks and Romans that he also touches uponAlthough Stark is even handed throughout most of his book he firmly establishes his singular bias in favor of the divine revelations provided by Christianity in the last chapter Thus my trust in him as an intellectual scholar waned a bit there at the end That is he presupposes what he sets out to prove in that Christianity is the truest and superior religion Which is a very poor if not invalid form of arguing It is as if in making his argument he conveniently forgets the Hundred Year’s War the Reformation and the subseuent Counter Reformation and the bizarre Second Awakening here in the United States the latter of which gave rise to Mormonism which started as a radical patriarchal polygamous sect Would that he ditched his poorly reasoned and defended “Conclusion Discovering God” this would have been an much better book

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Discovering God The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of BeliefOry Many modern biologists and psychologists reject these spiritual ideas especially those about the existence of God as God The Origins of the Epubdelusional They claim that religion is a primitive survival mechanism that should have been discarded as humans evolved beyond the stage where belief in God served any useful purpose that in modern societies faith is a misleading crutch and an impediment to reason In Discovering God award winning sociologist God The Origins of the EpubRodney Stark responds to this position arguing that it is our capacity to understand God that has evolved that humans now know much about God than they did in ancient time. I could not agree with every author conclusion but I found a lot of useful information in this book