The History of God CD: The 4,000 Year Quest

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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 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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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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Strange as it may seem, the idea of 'God' developed in a market economy in a spirit of aggressiv....

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Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2004. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Abridged. 147 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New. Strange as it may seem, the idea of God developed in a market economy in a spirit of aggressive capitalism, Karen Armstrong asserts in her fascinating work A History of God. Armstrong considers herself a historian of ideas, and with this broad view she gives a compelling account of the correspondences among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the historical, philosophical, intellectual, and social developments through the ages that both shaped them and were shaped by them. Religion is highly pragmatic, Armstrong finds. Any particular idea of God must work for the people who develop it. Consequently, as the times have changed, so have our ideas about God. Understanding the ever-changing ideas of God in the past and their relevance and usefulness in their time, she says, will help us to develop a new concept for the future. Today an increasing number of people have difficulty with the idea of a God that behaves as a larger version of themselves. Armstrong sees this as inevitable, and welcomes believers to a notion of God that works for us in the empirical age. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060591854

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