Living with the Gods

Living with the Gods

On Beliefs and Peoples

Hardback512pp Illustrated233x150mm

9780525521464     Product Code: 509578

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In this book accompanying his BBC radio series, the former director of the British Museum explores the role of shared beliefs in the life of human communities around the globe. Rather than focusing on religious doctrine, he concentrates on practices, objects and places, tracing how societies from the Ice Age onwards have used stories and rituals to mark their identity and strengthen cohesion: ‘for in deciding how we live with our gods we also decide how to live with each other’.

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