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An Accidental God: The Evolution of Religion, or How a Boy from the Dawn of Civilization Became the God of Jews, Christians, and Muslims (English Edition) di [Zemplin, Aleron]
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An Accidental God tells how, through a series of accidents, a person who lived at the dawn of civilization became God. It is a fictionalized but historically plausible interpretation of the story of the biblical patriarch Abraham, focusing on how coincidental events and human misperceptions lead him to believe a particular ancestor, named Yehhi, is a powerful god. An earthquake shakes the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur; amid the devastation, Abraham sees that all the family idols have toppled over, all except for the statue of Yehhi, a revered ancestor. He is convinced that Yehhi has shown his power by remaining upright amid the collapse of the other gods, and he believes that this is Yehhi’s call for his clan to abandon Ur. Abraham’s young nephew Lot is swindled by a wily merchant into squandering the family fortune on a smelly herd of sheep and goats tended by slave boys, named Ishmael and Isaac. Abraham must now become a nomadic shepherd wandering in a strange wilderness. Ishmael, who was stolen from his family, secretly guides them back towards his home in Canaan. Along the way, events challenge Abram to think differently about his relationship with his god Yehhi.

Abraham has been unable to conceive children due to a disease that he does not understand, so he develops a fatherly affinity for Ishmael and Isaac. Nevertheless, Abram becomes increasingly obsessed by his inability to produce children of his own. He bargains with his god Yehhi, and he seizes upon a local custom of genital mutilation to improve fertility. He engages in increasingly gory animal sacrifices and eventually resorts to human sacrifice.

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Aleron Zemplin is a pseudonym for an author who holds a PhD in engineering from MIT and is a tenured faculty member at a major US University. He has published over 100 technical papers in peer reviewed scholarly journals. The name Aleron Zemplin was chosen for its uniqueness, the author wishes not to be confused with anyone else, living, dead or yet to be born. Zemplin is the name of a region in eastern Slovakia where some of the author’s ancestors came from.

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  • Lunghezza stampa: 282
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  • Editore: Double Triangle Press LLC (21 marzo 2013)
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  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00BZG7VH8
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4 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle An Amazing Rendition & Explanation 17 aprile 2014
Di Adam Jay Hayden - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I have read many different historical fictions when it comes to the evolution of a religious movement or belief system, and I have found Aleron Zemplin's tale, "An Accidental God" to be one of the most prodigious of all. Following the account of a Sumerian named Abram, he follows what might have actually happened in the life of this individual from Ur, throughout his life, and what might have transpired to elevate a simple ancestor to the rank of the number one enforced God of the Western World, remembered and propitiated by three separate religious faiths: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

At the end of this book, he gives a very reasonable exegesis on how this particular God, Yehhi, might have actually evolved from a discarnate relative into the energetic powerhouse he is now, and how the energy from believers might shape the character and values of the entity throughout the ages. In simple, layman's terms, he is an egregore created by the collective consciousness of it's followers. An etheric archetype which molds and shapes itself according to the belief of its followers. Very few books do I keep on my Kindle after I read them, but this one is definitely remaining in my account and my list for many years.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Man created god. 8 aprile 2014
Di janacoyote - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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As a 'non-believer' and a student of world religions & politics, I found this book very good. It's easy to understand, easy to follow. The logic, history & language are not to be faulted. I've recommended this book to others.
Caution: If you are a member of the flat earth society - this may raise your blood pressure.
I recommend this book for everyone questioning any religion, in fact, if I were a professor, it would be required reading.
2.0 su 5 stelle Just didn't peek my interest 22 giugno 2017
Di ayeandus - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Unfortunately I didn't get from the book what others says they have. It is long and drawn out and almost becomes interesting but slides back into an almost fairytale type story with no real incite on the subject.
4.0 su 5 stelle Interesting point of view 29 maggio 2016
Di VF - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I've learned through time that not much is a fact but just our mere representations, our experiences.. Our personal experiences. My truth isn't any more valid than my neighbor's. So yes, this is a possibility of how it came to be. It is honest and far more realistic than the religious tales I've so often heard, tales filled with human interest and manipulation which have turned me away from religion.

Honoring our ancestors is also very important in accepting ourselves and being able to move forward, so I found many points to be kept in true and deep consideration. Easy to read!
4.0 su 5 stelle Amazing that humans hold on to something from so long ... 3 agosto 2015
Di LizK67 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Mr. Zemplin did something special here. It certainly makes one think. Amazing that humans hold on to something from so long ago. I am surrounded by Christians, but lost my faith a couple of years ago.

Because I read books like this!

Thank you for putting it out there.
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