The History of God CD

The 4,000 Year Quest

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"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 ...Continua
Wrote 3/2/10
A history of how we think of God
This is not a history of who God is, but a history of how human beings have thought about God and experienced God. Armstrong describes the history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but also draws links with Buddhism, philosophy and other 'belief-sy...Continua
Superb, with crucial omissions
In a 400-page book covering 4000 years of western religion, you just can't cover everything. Karen Armstrong does a fabulous job of presenting various schools of religious interpretation - God of the Philosophers, God of the Mystics, etc., showing n...Continua
Wrote 8/3/08

This is a thick book and very difficult to read, if you wish to understand the full history and development of all world' religion. You must have this.

Wrote 2/9/08
Every now and again I discover a book about a subject I'd never even thought about before. I mean, everybody knows that God is up there in the sky and lets us into heaven if we've been good, and listens to our prayers, again if we are good. Right? We...Continua
worth reading but take it with a grai nof salt

she seems to have a soft spot for Islamm.

(comparing her harsh critism on Catholic & favorable opinions for Islam, one wonder if her being an ex-Catholic nun biasd her view.)

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