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Reza Aslan’s new book on the conflicting impulse to humanize the divine




 Host of 'Believer with Reza Aslan' Reza Aslan poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2017 Presentation at The Langham Resort on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
Host of 'Believer with Reza Aslan' Reza Aslan poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2017 Presentation at The Langham Resort on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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The belief in one God has only existed for around three thousand years, but according to Reza Aslan’s latest research, humans have long been compelled to see God as a divine manifestation of the self.

In his new book, “God: A Human History,” Aslan explores the resembling virtues and vices of human nature found in the many versions - or unbelief - of God, assembled through historical and psychological studies, theological arguments and a personal timeline of the scholar’s own journey through religion.

Host Larry Mantle sits down with Aslan to talk about the book and his most challenging, compelling and controversial findings.

Reza Aslan will be discussing his book, “God: A Human History” tonight, at 7:00pm at the All Saint’s Church in Pasadena. The event is presented by Vroman’s Bookstore.

Guest:

Reza Aslan, religious scholar, professor, commentator and best-selling author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”; his most recent book is “God: A Human History” (Random House, 2017)