A History of God

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Ballantine Books, 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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Review: A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Karen Armstrong is a former Catholic nun and studied at Oxford. Her book, The Spiral Staircase, is a good description of the struggles that led to her leaving the convent. There have been several good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Root - Goodreads

I cannot express just how masterful and comprehensive this work is. A genuine triumph in what for anyone but Armstrong would be an impossible task: to fairly discuss the history of three complicated ... Read full review

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Glossary
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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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