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The Resource Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples, Neil MacGregor

Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples, Neil MacGregor

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Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples
Title
Living with the gods
Title remainder
on beliefs and peoples
Statement of responsibility
Neil MacGregor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies--and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation, MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns"--
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1946-
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MacGregor, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and sociology
  • Mythology
  • Civilization
Label
Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples, Neil MacGregor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-478) 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: Believing and belonging -- Part one: Our place in the pattern. The beginnings of belief ; Fire and state ; Water of life and death ; The return of the light ; Harvest and homage -- Part two: Believing together. Living with the dead ; Birth and the body ; A place in tradition ; Let us pray ; The power of song -- Part three: Theatres of faith. The house of God ; Gifts to the gods ; Holy killing ; To be a pilgrim ; Festival time -- Part four: The power of images. The protectoresses ; The work of art in times of spiritual reproduction ; The accretion of meaning ; Change your life ; Rejecting the image, revering the word -- Part five: One god or many. The blessings of many gods ; The power of one ; Spirits of place ; If God be with us ; Tolerating and not tolerating -- Part six: Powers earthly and divine. The mandate of Heaven ; Thy kingdom come ; Turning the screw ; "There is no God!" ; Living with each other
Control code
on1047524335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxiii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780525521464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524335
Label
Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples, Neil MacGregor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-478) 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: Believing and belonging -- Part one: Our place in the pattern. The beginnings of belief ; Fire and state ; Water of life and death ; The return of the light ; Harvest and homage -- Part two: Believing together. Living with the dead ; Birth and the body ; A place in tradition ; Let us pray ; The power of song -- Part three: Theatres of faith. The house of God ; Gifts to the gods ; Holy killing ; To be a pilgrim ; Festival time -- Part four: The power of images. The protectoresses ; The work of art in times of spiritual reproduction ; The accretion of meaning ; Change your life ; Rejecting the image, revering the word -- Part five: One god or many. The blessings of many gods ; The power of one ; Spirits of place ; If God be with us ; Tolerating and not tolerating -- Part six: Powers earthly and divine. The mandate of Heaven ; Thy kingdom come ; Turning the screw ; "There is no God!" ; Living with each other
Control code
on1047524335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxiii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780525521464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524335

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