A History Of God
The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice.
In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders. A controversial, extraordinary story of worship and war, A History of God confronts the most fundamental fact - or fiction - of our lives.
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Review: A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamUser Review - Sami - Goodreads
A very good beginner's read on the subject of History of Monotheism. Read full review
Review: A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamUser Review - Molly Zeigler - Goodreads
Ugh. Bit of a disappointment really. Too much of a slog when it got down to it. It's a shame - the topic is fascinating. Certainly the scope is a bit ambitious - but that's part of the attraction (and ... Read full review
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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Limited preview - 2011