Living with the Gods -

Living with the Gods

On Beliefs and Peoples

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The panoramic new history of belief from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects. No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Until recently, it was widely assumed that religion was on the wane almost everywhere- now, far from becoming marginalised, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the centre of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book and radio series, and the parallel exhibition at the British Museum, trace how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped societies - and on what happens when different narratives run up against each other. MacGregor brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to set these pressing contemporary concerns in the long perspectives of time and place.

Product code: 9780241308295

ISBN 9780241308295
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H240xW167xS44
No. Of Pages 512
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd