Religion

Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature.

Lila (Gilead, #3)
The Book of Strange New Things
The Meaning of Human Existence
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory
The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri
Facing the Music: My Story
Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography
The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America
The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage
Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism
The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins
The Lives of Muhammad
David: The Divided Heart
Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails

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