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50 Great Myths About Religions

50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surrounding religions Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well as specific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as the Bible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, to modern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how it spread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and the main characteristics that predispose us to create and circulate myths to begin with Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it is written by two respected religion scholars and experienced authors

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ISBN: 9781118554272

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Tamara Sonn

Dr. Tamara Sonn is a professor of religion and humanities at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Sonn received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Santa Clara, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago.cite web|url=http://www.islam-democracy.org/sonn_bio.asp|title=Bio of Tamara Sonn|publisher=Center for Islam and Democracy|accessdate=2007-09-07]

Sonn is the author of the book "A Brief History of Islam", written in 2004. In the book, she argues against violence and inequality for women under Islamic law; and commends Morocco's Mudawana family code for the abolishment of the patriarchal family and diction respecting women.cite book|last=Sonn|first=Tamara|year=2004|title=A Brief History of Islam |isbn=1405109009 |publisher=Blackwell Publishing ]

The United States Institute of Peace and the American Council of Learned Societies have funded her work through grants. She is on the board of directors of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, previously as Vice President of the Eastern Division of the American Academy of Religion, and associate editor of the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Muslim World and the American Journal for Islamic Social Science.


* "Between Qur'an and Crown: The Challenge of Political Legitimacy in the Arab World" (1990)
* "Interpreting Islam: Bandali Jawzi's Islamic Intellectual History"(1996)
* "Islam and the Question of Minorities" (1996)
* "Comparing Religions through Law: Judaism and Islam" with J. Neusner (1999)
* "Judaism and Islam in Practice" with J. Neusner and J. Brockopp (2000)
* "A Brief History of Islam" (2004).


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