Religion as We Know It (Paperback)

An Origin Story

By Jack Miles

W. W. Norton & Company, 9781324002789, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

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How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity--a religion inextricably bound to Western thought--Jack Miles reveals how the West's "common sense" understanding of religion emerged and then changed as insular Europe discovered the rest of the world. In a moving postscript, he shows how this very story continues today in the hearts of individual religious or irreligious men and women.