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God Against the Gods : The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism

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"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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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149 x 214 x 19mm | 313g
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142196339
  • 9780142196335
  • 384,243

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Accessible and engaging... Tells us a great deal about the religious imagination. (Karen Armstrong) 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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About 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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533 ratings
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