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Accidental Gods

Author: Anna Della Subin.

Accidental Gods

Author: Anna Della Subin.

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Item #: D22717
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Metropolitan
ISBN: 9781250296870
Ever since Christopher Columbus made landfall in the New World and was hailed as a heavenly being, the accidental god has haunted the modern age—from Jamaica's "Living God" Haile Selassie to Britain's Prince Philip, who became the unlikely center of a new religion on a South Pacific island. And as Anna Della Subin points out in this unconventional history of ... More
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Ever since Christopher Columbus made landfall in the New World and was hailed as a heavenly being, the accidental god has haunted the modern age—from Jamaica's "Living God" Haile Selassie to Britain's Prince Philip, who became the unlikely center of a new religion on a South Pacific island. And as Anna Della Subin points out in this unconventional history of an idea, because these deifications always emerge at moments of turbulence—civil wars, imperial conquest, revolutions—they have much to teach us about religion, colonialism, racism, and resistance.

"An irreverent bible in its own right, a sort of celestial thought experiment…. A roving and ambitious book."—NYTBR


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