God against the gods jonathan kirsch has provided a short but powerful historical look at the rise of monotheism and the fall polytheism that depending on ones perspective might lead one to believe we would be better off with a tolerant form of polytheism versus the forms of monotheism that are the movers and shakers of continued unrest in the world. The conflict between these two fundamental values is what i call the war of god against the gods it is a war that has been fought with heart shaking cruelty over the last thirty centuries and it is a war that is still being fought today. God against the gods describes the unhappy and ultimately terminal interaction between monotheism and polytheism especially as the latter waned under the influence of constantine and later roman emperors as christianity became the state religion starting in the 4th century. Perfectly suited to readers of bernard lewis and karen armstrong god against the godsis a dramatic and eye opening epic of the final struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world it was a war fought by an egyptian pharaoh a jewish king and a roman emperor charismatic visionary and violent men battling in the name of the only true god. Abebookscom god against the gods the history of the war between monotheism and polytheism 9780142196335 by jonathan kirsch and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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