Thorndike Press

Why Religion? : A Personal Story

  • Elaine Pagels
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  • ISBN-10: 0062860984
  • ISBN-13: 9780062860989
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .74 lbs ( .34 kgs)
  • 320 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released November 2018

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These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face.

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Beautiful . . . Pagels treats readers to the examined life behind her intellectual feats with extreme grace and depth. This luminous memoir strips religion to its elementary particles: love, suffering, and mystery.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)