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Rodney Stark has been one of America's leading sociologists of religion for a long time.
The author is well informed and educated, yet he writes in an easy-reading style as he presents evidence to support his position.
Borrow it from the library, or sit in a book shop and read just the last chapter, conclusion.
This was a pretty good book but nothing out of the ordinary for Christian apologists. As a history of religion it is definitely slanted, and heavily, toward the Christian view of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David S. Wellhauser
This impeccably researched work will challenge your beliefs, whatever they are. Stark does a fine job of laying out the tenants of the major religions in an objective and thorough... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard C Kuhlman
I greatly enjoyed this book. Stark gives a very readable and interesting review of the origins of the great religions. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Krupp
Oh...I found him. At first glance you may think this is a Where's Waldo? about God book. It's not, sorry; spoiler.Published 15 months ago by Melodramatic
Nice overview on religious history told in a fair manner, though there was nothing really new for this skeptical reviewer/reader. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Hans Castorp
If you like text books this is for you. Not an easy read. Very mundane and dry. Oh yeah, and I don't believe in god.Published 19 months ago by 512
Rodney Stark's dual trademarks of thoroughgoing feistiness and incisive historical analysis are on full display in "Discovering God. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by B.R. Gilded
This sociologist of religion favors "divine accommodation" as his model: "God's revelations are always limited to the current capacity of humans to comprehend"--sometimes "baby... Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by John L Murphy
This is my first Rodney Stark book and first book in the genre of religious archeology. I was quite taken by it and am determined to try another book from this author. Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by D. King