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3 Monotheistic Religions by Karen Armstrong

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 3 Monotheistic Religions Armstrong a British journalist and former nun guides us along one of the most elusive and fascinating quests of all time the search for God Like all beloved historians Armstrong entertains us with deft storytelling astounding research and makes us feel a greater appreciation for the present because we better understand our past Be warned i A History of God i is not a tidy linear history Rather we learn that the definition of God is constantly being repeated altered discarded and resurrected through the ages responding to its followers practical concerns rather than to mystical mandates Armstrong also shows us how Judaism Christianity and Islam have overlapped and influenced one another gently challenging the secularist history of each of these religions i Gail Hudson i

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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism authoritarian government female oppression and civil war In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject Karen Armstrong s short history demonstrates that the world s fastest growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest, No description available, No description available, In at age seventeen Karen Armstrong entered a convent eager to meet God After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford But convent life had profoundly altered her and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness diagnosed only years later as epilepsy marked her forever as an outsider In her own mind she was a complete failure as a nun as an academic and as a normal woman capable of intimacy Her future seemed very much in question until she stumbled into comparative theology What she found in learning thinking and writing about other religions was the ecstasy and transcendence she had never felt as a nun Gripping revelatory and inspirational b The Spiral Staircase b i i is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey