A highly recommended book for anyone interested in religion.
Only the ethnicity of the deity has undergone revolutionary change; "god" is no longer of Babylonian, Egyptian, Persian or Greek descent.
Thus far, my review of his book and much of the material in the bibliography leads me to think that he is on very solid ground overall.
It helps to be familiar with the various stories in the Bible as well as the assorted religious ideologies that base themselves on the stories. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Bromley
The author presents a well detailed, comprehensive overview over the fact of ancient religions and beliefs influencing modern ones. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Matt
I read this book as a freshman in college in '98. I worked in a library on campus and thought it would be an interesting read. It was, and thought provoking. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Brother J
I started this book with a lot of skepticizm after having read several others of the same genre. Was I wrong! Read morePublished on December 9, 2010 by Lewis S. Gossette
I myself am an atheist and strongly endorse naturalism and evolutionary biology. I'm specifically writing this review for people who share these values. Mr. Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Joseph Hedderich
This is an incredibly well written and more importantly, well researched book. It starts slowly with the beginning of religion, then shows how it encompasses simple themes and... Read morePublished on September 25, 2006 by D. Dooley
Harwood's book presents an interesting yet somewhat flawed overview of the historical roots of both the Judaic and Christian biblical religious tradition. Read morePublished on February 25, 2006 by Rebel 13
Its an interesting read, but far from scholarly, and I certainly would never use it as a reference in a scholarly discussion. However, the humor makes it worth the price. Read morePublished on October 24, 2004 by Shep Smith