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So i liked the book, i appreciate the author's writing, both style and creativity and hope that you do as well.
In his introduction he points out that most modern sociologists approach the study of religion with a very antagonistic mindset.
Multiple religions sharing the same turf can hammer out a modus vivendi of living together with respect for one another.
Rodney Stark is a sociologist of religion with a special emphasis on Christianity. He claims not to be a historian, although he has done a tremendous amount of historical research... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ronald L. Klaus
Rodney Stark's "One True God" provides unusual and surprising insights from this University of Washington professor of sociology and comparative religion. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Earth that Was
This is Stark at his best! Very well researched and meticulously argued, this book is an intriguing exploration into the impact of monotheism on Western culture.Published on July 11, 2007 by Alan Hirsch
Rodney Stark knows his material. He starts with a premise and builds upon it until you almost can't help but agree. Read morePublished on July 26, 2006 by Kevin Jackson
Two comments of his, one about Hinduism and one about Buddhism's fate in India, will illustrate these two points. Read morePublished on January 28, 2006 by S. J. Snyder
Stark goes right to the heart of religious intolerance. If our God is the one true God, those who worship other Gods are sadly mistaken and must be corrected. Read morePublished on July 31, 2005 by George R Dekle
Like most of Stark's contributions, this book is down-right fun to read: engaging, polemical, clear, provocative, etc..
But the flaws are there, as always. Read more
The problem is that Stark seems to have begun with an assumption,'Religion thrives in a free-market, pluralistic society,' and then spent the rest of the book trying to support it,... Read morePublished on September 7, 2002 by G. Zaehringer