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A History of God - Karen Armstrong
A History of God
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099273677 (0099273675)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 511
Edition language: English
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Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
3.0 A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
A good, but very detailed and dry read. Lots of info on the big three religions, including a good section on Islam. Mohammed being a prophet of God and capturing the Koran.
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.0 A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Confession - I did not finish this. It started blissfully, a beautifully written and well annotated history of the Judaic/Christian/Islamic faiths full of fascinating insight.But, even then, progress was slow. And that slow progress shifted from worthwhile absorption to tedious page counting and los...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
I know I'm an atheist and all, but I still enjoy Armstrong. Wrote this review several years ago:Rarely does one come across a book that is recognized as erudite, essential, and readable simultaneously. Karen Armstrong's The History of God has brilliantly analyzed the rise of fundamentalism as a rea...
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