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Strange Gods

A Secular History of Conversion

Susan Jacoby

From Saul and Augustine of Hippo to Muhammad Ali and George W Bush, why have people throughout history changed their faith? Jacoby considers religious conversion from a secular perspective, challenging the idea that it is a purely spiritual journey. She examines the social and economic framework within which conversion takes place – whether through theocratic coercion, for political advantage or by interreligious marriage – and reflects on the ‘religious marketplace’ of modern America, where changes of faith are especially common. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
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  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 510pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780375423758
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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