Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an id...

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Title:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
Author:Neil MacGregor
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Genres:History
ISBN:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    Oct 23, 2017
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...
  • Annarella
    Oct 10, 2018
    A wonderful book on different aspect of religion and how it shapes our life. It's full of great illustrations and surely give you a lot of food for thought. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC ...
  • Nikki
    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Maria
    Nov 29, 2018
    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...
  • Jim
    Jan 27, 2019
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  • Lee Barry
    Jan 27, 2019
    This is very much a coffee table book--not in a pejorative sense--only that you can put it there and spend some contemplative time with it. ...
  • Sebastian Geißler
    Feb 17, 2019
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  • Hazel
    Feb 17, 2018
    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...
  • Fraser
    Dec 02, 2018
    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...
  • carelessdestiny
    Nov 04, 2018
    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...
  • Janice
    Mar 16, 2018
    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...
  • Douglas Sharp
    Feb 09, 2019
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  • Otto Lambauer
    Jan 27, 2019
    Neil MacGregor zeigt uns die Welt und die Macht der Religionen, erlutert deren Geschichten und Vorstellungen, beschreibt, wie sie Menschen helfen, Zusammenleben zu organisieren, Welterklrung zu bekommen, welche Gefahren der Fanatismus beinhaltet. Ein beeindruckender berblick be...
  • Fussnik
    Nov 23, 2018
    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...
  • Saravanan Mani
    Jan 22, 2018
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  • Peter Goodman
    Dec 26, 2018
    ?Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples,? by Neil MacGregor (Knopf, 2018). MacGregor, former director of both the National Gallery and the British Museum, is the author of ?A History of the World in 100 Objects,? and this book also takes great advantage of the collectio...
  • Paul Retkwa
    Nov 08, 2018
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  • Wing
    Jan 05, 2019
    Drawing from the collection of the British Museum, MacGregor shows how human beings have always discerned meaning out of a swathe of chaos, found purpose in seeming hopelessness, experienced the intangible, immortalised the ephemeral, yearned for the proximity of providence, been awed ...
  • Tim Donaldson
    Dec 06, 2018
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  • Carlton
    Dec 30, 2018
    Although I have dipped into his other books and listened to his History of the World in 100 objects, this is the first of MacGregor's book that I have read properly. Constructed as 30 chapters covering a variety of aspects to religions, it provides enlightening approaches to religious...
  • Renate van der Veen
    Jan 20, 2019
    Mooi boek weer van MacGregor (ook eerder boek over Duitsland). Hij vertelt over de rijkdom aan culturen, godsdiensten en tradities. Hoe wij als mensen met goden leven. Mij valt op hoe moeilijk het landen/rijken valt om een veelheid van religies en goden te omarmen. Terwijl dat toch ech...
  • Nick Spencer
    Nov 30, 2018
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  • Sid Nuncius
    Sep 17, 2018
    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...
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    Jan 06, 2019
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  • Tamara Agha-Jaffar
    Nov 15, 2018
    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...
  • Roman Clodia
    Aug 30, 2018
    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...
  • mark pickles
    Jan 17, 2019
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  • Sean
    Nov 30, 2018
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  • Barry Shane
    Oct 20, 2018
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  • Doug Stewart
    Dec 15, 2018
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