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From the internationally bestselling author of Zealot comes a fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched history of humanity’s relationship with the divine.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind’s relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion.

From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions, and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father, and Allah.

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief, and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds, and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.

Reviews

Breathtaking in its scope and controversial in its claims, God: A Human History shows how humans from time immemorial have made God in their own image, and argues that they now should stop. Writing with all the verve and brilliance we have come to expect from his pen, Reza Aslan has once more produced a book that will prompt reflection and shatter assumptions.

Bart D. Ehrman, author of How Jesus Became God

Reza Aslan offers so much to relish in his excellent ‘Human History’ of God. In tracing the commonalities that unite religions, Aslan makes truly challenging arguments that believers in many traditions will want to explore further, and to mull over. This rewarding book is very ambitious in its scope, and it is thoroughly grounded in an impressive body of reading and research.

Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith

A brief and lively history... Extraordinary.

Alexander Waugh, Spectator

Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary.

Huffington Post

Aslan turns Genesis on its head. The extent of our divine anthropomorphism is fascinating. As an introductory biography of a figure who has good claim to be called the most influential of all time, it is interesting indeed.

Catherine Nixey, The Sunday Times

[Aslan’s] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it’s thoroughly mind-blowing.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Tantalizing . . . Driven by [Reza] Aslan’s grace and curiosity, God . . . helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life.

The Seattle Times

Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552174992

    August 20, 2018

    Corgi

    RRP $24.99

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  • Hardback

    9780593079829

    November 15, 2017

    Bantam Press

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781473555143

    November 7, 2017

    Transworld Digital

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