Why Religion?

A Personal Story

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In the wake of great personal tragedy, National Book Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author Elaine Pagels reflects on the persistence and nature of belief and why religion matters

Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century? And why do so many people--even, and especially, those who challenge religion--continue to argue about the questions it raises? These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when she was 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 important, how we get through the most difficult challenges we face. A provocative and deeply moving memoir from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience.

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