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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Jonathan Morris, Karen Armstrong
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
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Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold. Karen Armstrong's superbly readable exploration of how the three dominant monotheistic religions of the world—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have shaped and altered the... show more
Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold. Karen Armstrong's superbly readable exploration of how the three dominant monotheistic religions of the world—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have shaped and altered the conception of God is a tour de force. One of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, Armstrong traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one compelling volume.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780517223123 (0517223120)
Publisher: Gramercy
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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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 as with behemoths from Tolstoy and...
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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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