A History of God

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Random House LLC, 1994 - Religion - 496 pages
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" An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers."
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In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
  

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Phenomenally well-researched and informative. - Goodreads
This book is very hard to read. - Goodreads
Karen Armstrong is a great writer. - Goodreads
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I came away astounded at the depth of scholarship. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shayla Williams - Goodreads

This book is very hard to read. She's just not a good writer. However, the concepts she covers are important for understanding how the big three became The Big Three. As a secular humanist, I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - Owaiz - Goodreads

As the rating says, it was okay. I struggled and managed to read the first 5 chapters, which covered the quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Couldn't bring myself to read the rest of the holy ... Read full review

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S uggestions for Further Reading
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Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain and the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and received a degree at Oxford University.

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