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Homer Public Library 270 PAG 000149466 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Checked out 12/18/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780062368539
  • ISBN: 0062368532
  • Physical Description: xv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Why religion? -- Love and work -- A lifetime -- Going on -- Unimaginable -- Life after death -- Wrestling with the Devil -- Listening to thunder.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-
Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-
Religion historians > United States > Biography.
Religion and sociology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology of Religion.
Religion and sociology.
Religion historians.
United States.
Historians > United States > Biography.
Religion and sociology.
Genre: Autobiographies.