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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 uniue power to define and to divide us and are a driving force in the politics of much of t. This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them

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Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples

He world today Throughout history they have most often been in the widest sense religiousYet this book is not a history of religion nor an argument in favour of faith It is about the stories which give shape to our lives and the different ways in which societies imagine their place in the world Looking across history and around the globe it in. The Beginnings of Belief The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939 These fragments were gradually p

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Terrogates objects places and human activities to try to understand what shared beliefs can mean in the public life of a community or a nation how they shape the relationship between the individual and the state and how they help give us our sense of who we areFor in deciding how we live with our gods we also decide how to live with each other. Book Porn I m sorry for the crass title it can t be helped I couldn t think of a better means of describing this book I first saw it in my local Waterstones


10 thoughts on “Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a somewhat objective view of our religious shared beliefs and the stories and objects that support them In his comparisons of the shared objects events and beliefs he

  3. says:

    Neil MacGregor’s Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects rituals and places in terms of wha

  4. says:

    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 erud

  5. says:

    The Beginnings of Belief The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939 These fra

  6. says:

    “Every known society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions — a faith an ideology a religion — that goes far beyond the life of the individual and is an essential part of a shared identity”'Although people around the world hold very different religious and cultural beliefs how they interact with those beliefs seems fairly consistent across distance and time' 'As long as human history has been recorded its surv

  7. says:

    Book Porn I'm sorry for the crass title it can't be helped I couldn't think of a better means of describing this book I first saw it in my local Waterstones and upon opening it knew I had to read it The coloured images di

  8. says:

    I do think this deserves five stars although in a somewhat weird way; it's a different kind of book than I've ever read before Not rigorous en

  9. says:

    This book is truly a stunning journey that spans every corner of the globe with thought provoking exhibitions of religious traditions and objects from 40 000 years ago up to the present day I gave this book 5 stars because

  10. says:

    Similar to A History of the World in 100 Objects but this time focusing on religious or indicative of religious events artefacts Especially enjoyableusefulthought provoking for anyone who loves museums and especially docents who guide in muse

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