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Summary & Analysis of Why Religion: A Personal Story

A Guide to the Book by Elaine Pagels
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Narrated by: Melissa Sheldon
Length: 48 mins
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Why Religion?, is a deeply personal and powerful account of renowned scholar Elaine Pagels’s journey to come to terms with intense personal loss through her ground-breaking research into Christian traditions. Her book will compel any thoughtful reader to re-examine their own attitudes towards sexuality, suffering, joy, and death.

What does this ZIP Reads summary include?

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries
  • Analysis of Pagels' intertwining of the Bible, spirituality, modern society, and other religions.
  • Thoughts on feminism, sexuality, grief, death, the afterlife, and more
  • In-depth editorial review
  • Background on Elaine Pagels

About the Original Book:

In Why Religion?: A Personal Story, the award-winning religious scholar Elaine Pagels weaves together a story of heart-breaking personal loss with an examination of the relevance of religious traditions in modern times. Her research into the recently discovered Gnostic Gospels took upon a personal meaning after she lost her son and husband within a year of each other. The book relates how she found solace in the insights discovered in these “secret” texts and offers the reader a deeper understanding of how Christian folklore continues to shape Western cultural attitudes centuries later.

DISCLAIMER: This audiobook is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Why Religion? ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.
 

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