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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User Review  - Sarah_Buckley - LibraryThing

This book was very informative. I felt like a really learned something about the creation of the three "major" religions. However, this is an incredibly dense book and you should maybe have at least a ... Read full review

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A very good beginner's read on the subject of History of Monotheism. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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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