Through the Narrow Gate, Revised: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery

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Macmillan, Feb 19, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's intimate memoir of life inside a Catholic convent. With refreshing honesty and clarity, the book takes readers on a revelatory adventure that begins with Armstrong's decision in the course of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.
  

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This is for anyone who might be struggling to make a life-changing decision. Armstrong's writing resembles the back and forth thoughts in our heads when we're processing a decision. While not everyone ... Read full review

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Contents

Beginnings 1962 i
1
Pointers 19561961
21
A New Life 1962
53
Tripton
73
Postulant
91
A Nun Takes the Veil
123
The Death I Have to Die
135
Burial 19631965
167
The Scholasticate 19651967
183
Oxford
215
Through the Narrow Gate
243
Afterword 1980
277
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After leaving her religious order in 1969, Karen Armstrong took a degree at Oxford University and taught modern literature. She has since become one of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs and wrote bestseller A History of God. She has been successful as an author with other titles such as The Battle for God, The Case for God and Twelve Steps to a Compassionate LifeArmstrong is a teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers, and an honorary members of the Association of Muslim Social Sciences, she lives in London.

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