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Strange Gods
Strange Gods
Paperback Reprint

In a groundbreaking historical work that focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an uncompromising secular perspective, Susan Jacoby illuminates the social and economic forces that have shaped individual faith and the voluntary conversion impulse that has changed the course of Western history—for better and for worse. Covering the triumph of Christianity over paganism in late antiquity, the Spanish Inquisition ...

Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Audio CD Unabridged CD
In this original and riveting exploration, Susan Jacoby argues that conversion-especially in the free American "religious marketplace"-is too often viewed only within the conventional and simplistic narrative of personal reinvention and divine grace. Instead, the author places conversions within a secular social context that has, at various times, included the force of a unified church and state, desire for upward economic mobility, and interreligious ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Audio CD MP3 - Unabridged CD
In this original and riveting exploration, Susan Jacoby argues that conversion-especially in the free American "religious marketplace"-is too often viewed only within the conventional and simplistic narrative of personal reinvention and divine grace. Instead, the author places conversions within a secular social context that has, at various times, included the force of a unified church and state, desire for upward economic mobility, and interreligious ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Audible Audio Edition

In this original and riveting exploration, Susan Jacoby argues that conversion - especially in the free American "religious marketplace" - is too often viewed only within the conventional and simplistic narrative of personal reinvention and divine grace. Instead, the author places conversions within a secular social context that has, at various times, included the force of a unified church and state, desire for upward economic mobility, and interreligious ...

Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Kindle Edition Reprint
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Hardcover
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Hardcover
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Hardcover
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Hardcover
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (2016-02-16)
Audible Audio Edition
In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been ...


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