Reza Aslan in Conversation with Michelle Boorstein
- November 6, 2017
The religious scholar and author of God: A Human History comes to DC on Wed., Nov. 8th, at 7PM.
Dr. Reza Aslan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot, explores the origin of religion and how different ideas of God have both united and divided us for millennia in God: A Human History. At the nucleus of the book is one idea that has spanned time, locations, and cultures: the concept of the “humanized god” — a supercharged, divine version of ourselves. Aslan narrates the history of religion as one long and cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. 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. These qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments.
1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book: $45
At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for more info or to purchase tickets.