No god but God Updated Edition

No god but God  Updated Edition
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 067964377X
ISBN 13: 9780679643777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God Updated Edition Book Review:

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

No God But God

No God But God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 0385739761
ISBN 13: 9780385739764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But God Book Review:

Examines the rituals and traditions of Islam, and discusses the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him and the emergence of his successors.

No God but One Allah or Jesus with Bonus Content

No God but One  Allah or Jesus   with Bonus Content
Author: Nabeel Qureshi
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0310522560
ISBN 13: 9780310522560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God but One Allah or Jesus with Bonus Content Book Review:

BONUS: This eBook includes downloadable videos and a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi that are not found in the print edition. Having shared his journey of faith in the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence. In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered in the decade following his conversion, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity--evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the years that followed, he realized that the world’s two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared. No God but One: Allah or Jesus? addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth? Nabeel shares stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought-provoking, respectful and challenging. Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is No God but One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus? This eBook includes the full text of the book plus bonus content not found in the softcover! Bonuses include a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi and downloadable videos that answer important questions about Islam and Christianity. Please note that some e-reader devices do not accommodate video play. You can still access the bonus videos by copying the web address provided into an internet browser on a device or computer that accommodates video content.

God

God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 0553394738
ISBN 13: 9780553394733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, “Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we’re believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.” But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature—our compassion, our thirst for justice—but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. Praise for God “Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary.”—HuffPost “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 “A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and God.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “[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 “Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey.”—San Francisco Chronicle

There Is No God and He Is Always with You

There Is No God and He Is Always with You
Author: Brad Warner
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN 10: 160868184X
ISBN 13: 9781608681846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Is No God and He Is Always with You Book Review:

Can you be an atheist and still believe in God? Can you be a true believer and still doubt? Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God? Brad Warner was initially interested in Buddhism because he wanted to find God, but Buddhism is usually thought of as godless. In the three decades since Warner began studying Zen, he has grappled with paradoxical questions about God and managed to come up with some answers. In this fascinating search for a way beyond the usual arguments between fundamentalists and skeptics, Warner offers a profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the “ground of all being.”

No God but God

No God but God
Author: Geneive Abdo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780198029014
ISBN 13: 0198029012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God but God Book Review:

Shrouded in mystery, the Islamic presence in the Middle East evokes longstanding Western fears of terrorism and holy war. Our media have consistently focused on these extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet yet pervasive religious movement that is now transforming the nation of Egypt. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, No God But God opens up previously inaccessible segments of Egyptian society--from the universities and professional sectors to the streets--to illustrate the deep penetration of "Popular Islamic" influence. Abdo provides a firsthand account of this peaceful movement, allowing its moderate leaders, street preachers, scholars, doctors, lawyers, men and women of all social classes to speak for themselves. Challenging Western stereotypes, she finds that this growing number of Islamists do not seek the violent overthrow of the government or a return to a medieval age. Instead, they believe their religious values are compatible with the demands of the modern world. They are working within and beyond the secular framework of the nation to gradually create a new society based on Islamic principles. Abdo narrates fascinating accounts of their methods and successes. Today, for example, university students meet in underground unions, despite a state ban. In addition, sheikhs have recently used their new legislative power to censor books and movies deemed to violate religious values. Both fascinating and unsettling, Abdo's findings identify a grassroots model for transforming a secular nation-state to an Islamic social order that will likely inspire other Muslim nations. This model cannot be ignored, for it will soon help organized Islamists to undermine secular control of Egypt and potentially jeopardize Western interests in the Arab world.

Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad
Author: Nabeel Qureshi
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 031053139X
ISBN 13: 9780310531395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Answering Jihad Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Nabeel Qureshi—a former Muslim—comes his deeply personal, challenging, and respectful answer book to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of jihad (meaning warfare against the enemies of Islam, in this case). But do the terrorists' actions actually reflect the broader religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as many Muslim refugees are still migrating to the West, seeking shelter from the violent ideologies of ISIS, Al-Qaida, and other radical Islamic groups. Setting aside speculations and competing voices, Qureshi explores the answers to difficult questions like: What is Islam, and is it a religion of peace or violence? Is there a clear definition and doctrine of jihad? How are we to understand jihad and radical expressions of Islam in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how should we respond? How does jihad compare with Old Testament calls to warfare? In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi answers these urgent questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland.

Religion without God

Religion without God
Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0674728041
ISBN 13: 9780674728042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion without God Book Review:

In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses timeless questions: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What are death and immortality? He joins a sense of cosmic mystery and beauty to the claim that value is objective, independent of mind, and immanent in the world. Belief in God is one manifestation of this view, but not the only one.

No God But God

No God But God
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111885286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But God Book Review:

Helps clear the way to a fruitful dialogue between Christians and Muslims by addressing several questions that are usually grounds for misunderstandings between the two.

But God

But God
Author: Casey Lute
Publsiher: Cruciform Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2011-05
ISBN 10: 1936760193
ISBN 13: 9781936760190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

But God Book Review:

"But God" appears in various forms hundreds of times in the Bible. This book focuses on nine of the most important appearances, drawing in many other passages of Scripture to unfold the magnificent drama of God's sovereign grace. Understand how these two words are used in Scripture and you'll never be the same.

Temple of No God

Temple of No God
Author: H.M. Long
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 1789095573
ISBN 13: 9781789095579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple of No God Book Review:

Epic fantasy followup to HALL OF SMOKE, featuring crumbling empires, secretive cults and godlike powers to be claimed, for readers of Margaret Owen, Brian Staveley, V. E. Schwab and Melissa Caruso. After a brutal war between the gods, Hessa – High Priestess of the Eangen – has brokered a fragile alliance between warring tribes and bought peace to her home. But a new threat is growing in the remnants of the once-great Arpa Empire. Three factions are vying to take the throne, the vast well of raw magical power only accessible to the Emperor. Hessa knows she cannot let this chance pass by – she must intervene, to protect her peoples’ hard-won future. With the peace she has sacrificed so much for at stake, Hessa must lead an army of Algatt and Eangen warriors into the heart of enemy territory. But warring Arpa factions are not the only danger – a sinister new cult is on the rise, one that sucks the life from everything it touches. With enemies on every side and the fragile peace beginning to waver, Hessa must decide who to place on the throne – no matter what it may cost her.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

No god but God Updated Edition

No god but God  Updated Edition
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 0812982444
ISBN 13: 9780812982442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God Updated Edition Book Review:

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

With Or Without God

With Or Without God
Author: Gretta Vosper
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1554689309
ISBN 13: 9781554689309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Or Without God Book Review:

Envisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that if the church is to survive at all, the heart of faith must undergo a radical change. Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity and a minister in Toronto, believes that what will save the church is an emphasis on just and compassionate living -- a new and wholly humanistic approach to religion. Without this reform, the church as we know it faces extinction. Vosper addresses the issues of spiritual fulfillment, comfort and connection in the modern world through a thoughtful and passionate discourse. She urges a renewal of old doctrines but does so with dignity and respect. Offering difficult but penetrating insights into a new generation of spiritually aware -- and spiritually open -- people, With or Without God offers a startling model for a renewed church as a leader in ethics, fostering relationships, meaning and values that are solidly rooted in our own selves.

The Art of Solitude

The Art of Solitude
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0300252277
ISBN 13: 9780300252279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Solitude Book Review:

In a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude from renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor “Whatever a soul is, the author goes a long way toward soothing it. A very welcome instance of philosophy that can help readers live a good life.”—Kirkus Reviews “Elegant and formally ingenious.”—Geoff Wisner, Wall Street Journal When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth. This beautiful literary collage documents his multifaceted explorations. Spending time in remote places, appreciating and making art, practicing meditation and participating in retreats, drinking peyote and ayahuasca, and training himself to keep an open, questioning mind have all contributed to Batchelor’s ability to be simultaneously alone and at ease. Mixed in with his personal narrative are inspiring stories from solitude’s devoted practitioners, from the Buddha to Montaigne, from Vermeer to Agnes Martin. In a hyperconnected world that is at the same time plagued by social isolation, this book shows how to enjoy the inescapable solitude that is at the heart of human life.

God No

God  No
Author: Penn Jillette
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 1451610378
ISBN 13: 9781451610376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God No Book Review:

The outspoken half of magic duo Penn & Teller presents an atheistic reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments, discussing why doubt, skepticism, and wonder should be celebrated and offering humorous stories from his own experiences.

Zealot

Zealot
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 0679603530
ISBN 13: 9780679603535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zealot Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission. Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times “[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A special and revealing work, one that believer and skeptic alike will find surprising, engaging, and original.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “Compulsively readable . . . This superb work is highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

God Versus Creator

God Versus Creator
Author: Zamir Shaikh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN 10: 9781658917551
ISBN 13: 1658917553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Versus Creator Book Review:

The purpose of writing this book is to expose irrational religious teachings and encourage readers to think independently. The author questions the assumption that faiths are the revelations of our Creator.There are multiple questions to pose regarding this topic: what is the soul, and what happens after death? Why are there so many different religions, holy books, and worship rituals? Who were prophets? Why did god conceal himself from humanity? There is no god, but humans created brand-name gods of religions. Organized religions are spending billions of dollars every year in marketing their brand-name-god as the Creator and are profiting from it handsomely. Millions are making millions in this business. Cut-throat competition, winner takes all, and losers are forced to submit. Nations with standing armies are willing to give their all to protect their brand-name-god. Religion is the 'Brand' and the god of the faith 'Brand-name' god (Logo). The prophet is the 'CEO, ' and the followers are loyal 'Customers.' God cannot be without a religion, and Creator does not need one. Is there a god who can deliver justice in this world and not keep making promises, or keep issuing threats? To keep our god relevant in all situations, we continually flip-flop, and that makes everything foolproof.The author makes a passionate case for Creator, who is utterly incomprehensible, establishes the laws of nature to manage the affairs of the universe, is impartial and does not interfere in human affairs. Making Creator a party in humans struggles is self-serving. Creator is not a god of any religion. Creator does not show fake miracles, write mythical stories, make false promises, or write defective laws; One is exceptionally neutral and loves all. Creator and the universe is One. God does not exist, and Creator does not support any religion.Creator has no rival god to eliminate. One is not a Lord and does not demand or rewards worship. Don't need followers. Creator created humans capable of taking care of themselves so, humans don't need a message coming from the heave.The founders of religions were spiritual leaders who served humanity to the best of their abilities; however, they were not commissioned by any god, and they were not infallible. The message from a founder of a religion was accepted as the message from a brand-name god that the founder created for this purpose, who then is called the Creator, and that's a grand deception. Believers criticize science because they are concerned that science will prove that their religious teachings are false.Sun, Moon, and Stars are planets that revolve around each other in galaxies and not around the Earth, which itself is a small planet. And there is no sky but infinite space. Please, god, take note of it. Just because we can't explain something through science, does not mean that god is doing it.Religions gave us divine kings, feudal lords, slavery, and cast system. Genocides, inquisitions, and witch burnings. Persecutions, cutting of limbs and stoning to death. Wife beating, honor killing, and blasphemy laws. All on the name of god.The author encourages readers to live their lives, guided by their conscience, and enjoy it while they have it. No smoke screens and no make-believe worlds, you obey the law and do not worry. It's your deeds and not your beliefs that matter. Relax, be good, and be happy.

No Gods But God

No Gods But God
Author: Dennis Newkirk
Publsiher: Hh Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-06-14
ISBN 10: 9780996485845
ISBN 13: 0996485848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Gods But God Book Review:

Why is it that so many of us settle for a less-than-satisfying Christian life? We suffer the symptoms-spiritual dryness, dissatisfaction, and unanswered prayers-of a yet-unidentified problem that creates an obstacle between God and us. We seem unable to connect the dots between our symptoms and the problem causing them: God is no longer first in our hearts. Pastor Dennis Newkirk shares how God revealed to their church their idolatry. The lessons were difficult, but the result was an extraordinary spiritual revival and much deeper fellowship with God. No gods but God is about learning to confront our modern-day idolatry and how God uses a four-step pattern to call our hearts back to him. Examining our own lives before God and admitting that our hearts have strayed isn't easy, and it is most certainly humbling. But that's what God wants-a humbled, repentant person standing before him willing to be used in service for him. Let No gods but God show you the way.

No God But Gain

No God But Gain
Author: Stephen Chambers
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 1781688087
ISBN 13: 9781781688083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But Gain Book Review:

From 1501 to 1867 more than 12.5 million Africans were brought to the Americas in chains, and many millions died as a result of the slave trade. The US constitution set a 20-year time limit on US participation in the trade, and on January 1, 1808, it was abolished. And yet, despite the spread of abolitionism on both sides of the Atlantic, despite numerous laws and treaties passed to curb the slave trade, and despite the dispatch of naval squadrons to patrol the coasts of Africa and the Americas, the slave trade did not end in 1808. Fully 25 percent of all the enslaved Africans to arrive in the Americas were brought after the US ban – 3.2 million people. This breakthrough history, based on years of research into private correspondence; shipping manifests; bills of laden; port, diplomatic, and court records; and periodical literature, makes undeniably clear how decisive illegal slavery was to the making of the United States. US economic development and westward expansion, as well as the growth and wealth of the North, not just the South, was a direct result and driver of illegal slavery. The Monroe Doctrine was created to protect the illegal slave trade. In an engrossing, elegant, enjoyably readable narrative, Stephen M. Chambers not only shows how illegal slavery has been wholly overlooked in histories of the early Republic, he reveals the crucial role the slave trade played in the lives and fortunes of figures like John Quincy Adams and the “generation of 1815,” the post-revolution cohort that shaped US foreign policy. This is a landmark history that will forever revise the way the early Republic and American economic development is seen.