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Publisher's Summary

A brief, beautiful invitation to the study of religion from a Pulitzer Prize winner

How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity - a religion inextricably bound to Western thought - Jack Miles reveals how the West's "common sense" understanding of religion emerged and then changed as insular Europe discovered the rest of the world. Finally, in a moving postscript, he shows how this very story continues today in the minds and hearts of individual religious or irreligious men and women.

©2020 Jack Miles (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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