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God: A Human History by Reza Aslan | Book summary | Abbey Beathan 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

A call to embrace a deeper and more passionate understanding of God.

A book about religion through a different perspective. In this title, Reza Aslan talks about the history of religion as an extended period of time where individuals try to understand the divine by giving it human traits and even emotions. It happens in most religions, like in ancient Greek mythology, where every god had a human appearance and a different personality. The purpose of this book is more than explaining the history of our perception of God, but also trying to find out why we humanize the divine in order to develop a stronger and deeper spirituality. 

(Note: This summary is wholly authored and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way.) 

“Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless if we are believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.” (Reza Aslan) 

This book is addressed to every human, no matter their religion and beliefs. It’s dedicated to change the way we think about the divine and its role in our lives. A deep book that touches a common topic in a unique way, definitely a must-read for all the people who want to get in touch with their spirituality.

A book on how we give God our traits - the good ones...but also the bad ones.

P.S. God is an extremely useful book that will make you a more spiritual and wise human being.

©2018 Abbey Beathan (P)2018 Abbey Beathan

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I Don't agree with his conclusion, but it's close to how I've been thinking lately. All students of world history/religions need to give attention to this book.

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Very Entertaining and Informative

Abbey Beathan is one of the few people who has a the credentials to narrate a credible story but from his personal experience and academic background.

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From the earliest known shrine to how monotheists wrestled with the conundrum that God had no form but humans could not conceive of a god except in human terms. Conclusion is intriguing and challenging.

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This Book Deserved To Be Grabbed

liked about this book is that it articulates so clearly and concisely the anthropological interconnectedness of all faiths. It’s no surprise that the author leans toward pantheism personally at this point in his journey.best

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Fallacious beliefs returned to dust. But in the most scholarly, reverential way possible. Sources are clearly cited in the notes - you can cross check and think for yourself. You WILL have a hard think.

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The author does make a pitch in favor of pantheism at the end of the book. Other than that, this is a book you can learn from whatever your theological belief or lack of it may be.

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Superbly written book! I highly recommend this book for anyone who is anxious in religion, faith or the history of how religions evolved.

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That makes this a very interesting read. Some conclusions remain speculative but consistent with his arguments and evidence. This is the nature of the topic. Author's writing is clear and concise and highly understandable.

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Unforgettable

This is a very well accessible case for the acceptance of Pantheism as deduced from a massive amount of historic citations and religious beliefs. The first part, however, was tricky for me as the geography was forgotten.