God Against the Gods
The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism
By (author) Jonathan Kirsch
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God Against the Gods by Jonathan Kirsch
Book Description"Lively points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." David Noel Freedman , Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance A timely book, well-written and researched." Leonard Shlain , author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power "An intriguing read." The Jerusalem Report "A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today s world." San Francisco Chronicle "Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." The Washington Post "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142196335
Paperback / softback
(214mm x 149mm x 19mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Kirsch
After Abel and Other Stories, Paperback (April 2015)
A compelling collection of short stories that gives voice to pivotal female characters in the Bible.
Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan, Paperback (March 2014)
"Reading this excellent, thought-provoking biography, one is all too easily reminded of Camus's 1942 novel, The Stranger."-Philip Kerr, Wall Street Journal
Grand Inquisitor's Manual, Paperback (April 2010)
In this provocative, popular history of the Inquisition, bestselling author Kirsch illustrates how the 12th century's sinister brand of sanctioned terror has served as the chief model for torture in the West today. color photo insert.
History of the End of the World, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Jonathan Kirsch
Now in paperback, the book the Los Angeles Times calls "a masterful tour " delivers a remarkable and unprecedent examination of how the Book of Revelation has been used and abused from Roman times to the present day.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Kirsch
Jonathan Kirsch is a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed King David, Moses, The Harlot by the Side of the Road, and The Woman Who Laughed at God. He lectures and consults widely on biblical, literary, and legal topics and is a past president of PEN Center USA West.
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