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The Resource One true God : historical consequences of monotheism, Rodney Stark

One true God : historical consequences of monotheism, Rodney Stark

Label
One true God : historical consequences of monotheism
Title
One true God
Title remainder
historical consequences of monotheism
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Stark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Western history would be unrecognizable had it not been for people who believed in One True God. There would have been wars, but no religious wars. There would have been moral codes, but no Commandments. Had the Jews been polytheists, they would today be only another barely remembered people, less important, but just as extinct as the Babylonians. Had Christians presented Jesus to the Greco-Roman world as "another" God, their faith would long since have gone the way of Mithraism. And surely Islam would never have made it out of the desert had Muhammad not removed Allah from the context of Arab paganism and proclaimed him as the only God." "The three great monotheisms changed everything. Rodney Stark explains how and why monotheism has such immense power both to unite and to divide. Why and how did Jews, Christians, and Muslims missionize, and when and why did their efforts falter? Why did both Christianity and Islam suddenly become less tolerant of Jews late in the eleventh century, prompting outbursts of mass murder? Why were the Jewish massacres by Christians concentrated in the cities along the Rhine River, and why did the pogroms by Muslims take place mainly in Granada? How could the Jews persist so long as a minority faith, able to withstand intense pressures to convert? Why did they sometimes assimilate? In the final chapter, Stark also exmaines the American experience to show that it is possible for committed monotheists to sustain norms of civility toward one another." "A sweeping social history of religion, One True God shows how the great monotheisms shaped the past and created the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stark, Rodney
Dewey number
291.1/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL221
LC item number
.S75 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monotheism
  • Monotheism
  • God
Label
One true God : historical consequences of monotheism, Rodney Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) 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 -- God's nature : a theory of gods -- God's chosen : monotheism and mission -- God's wrath : religious conflict -- God's kingdom : religious persistence -- God's grace : pluralism and civility
Control code
45829670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780691089232
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
One true God : historical consequences of monotheism, Rodney Stark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) 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 -- God's nature : a theory of gods -- God's chosen : monotheism and mission -- God's wrath : religious conflict -- God's kingdom : religious persistence -- God's grace : pluralism and civility
Control code
45829670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780691089232
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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