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."
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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Armstrong excels in the art of story telling. - Goodreads
Bad scholarship on her part. - Goodreads
Serious book -- like research actually. - Goodreads

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There is no doubt that Karen Armstrong has achieved a masterwork in “A History of God”. Armstrong created an extraordinarily interesting and fascinating book about the historical and miraculous events ... Read full review

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It's okay so far - I feel that the author's conscientious effort to do a comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam overdictates the style of the book. She often writes paragraphs in which ... Read full review

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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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