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Summarizing...• Did "god" mean the A Brief History of God


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Summarizing...• Did "god" mean the same thing to different civilizations? – Ancient Semitic: protector of the city state – Ancient Egyptian: eternity for the king – Modern Egyptian: eternity for everybody – Indo-European: forces of nature • GraecoRoman: powerful human-like creature • Vedas: powerful human-like creature • Upanishad: brahman – Modern Semitic: perfect, eternal, infinite, omnipotent, good being • Judaism: God of the Jews • Christianity/ Islam: God of all humans 127

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